Mia Leonin is the author of four poetry collections: Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child (BkMk Press), Braid, Unraveling the Bed, and Chance Born (Anhinga Press), and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). In 2022, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs awarded Leonin an individual artist’s stipend. Leonin has also been awarded fellowships from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs for her poetry and creative nonfiction, Money for Women grants by the Barbara Deming Fund. Leonin has published poetry and creative nonfiction in New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Guernica, Indiana Review, Witness, North American Review, River Styx, Chelsea, and others. Leonin teaches creative writing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.