Gina Balibrera earned an MFA in Prose from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where she was also a postgraduate fellow. She’s been awarded grants from the Gould Center, the Rackham Institute, a Tyson Award, the Aura Estrada Prize, the Under the Volcano Sandra Cisneros Fellowship, and the Periplus Collective Fellowship. Her work appears in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Latino Book Review, Pleiades, and The Wandering Song: An Anthology of the Central American Diaspora. She’s currently at work on a novel about 1930s El Salvador, ghosts, Surrealists, and comadres, which is forthcoming from Pantheon. Photo credit: Ayşegül Savaş.