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Threa Almontaser is the author of the poetry collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN (Graywolf Press, April 2021) selected by Harryette Mullen for the Walt Whitman Award from The Academy of American Poets. She is the recipient of awards from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright program, and more. She earned her MFA from North Carolina State University and currently teaches English to immigrants and refugees in Raleigh. When not storytelling, she attends comic conventions, speaks on community engagement panels, teaches her koi tricks, and keeps an eye out for pretty rocks.