Author of the article

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Alabama with four incredible mammals. Find her poems and prose in recent or forthcoming issues of DIAGRAM, New South, Mantis, VOLT, Cloudbank, Prairie Schooner, Wigleaf, Formercactus and others. Her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, won the Brighthorse Books Prize and was published in May 2018. She serves as Poetry Editor for Pidgeonholes and President of the Alabama State Poetry Society. More arcana online at or @aliner.