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Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon, and is a current Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where she is studying poetry written by second-generation immigrants. Her forthcoming chapbook, Faces that Fled the Wind, was selected by Camille Rankine for the 2018 BOAAT Press Chapbook Prize. She was a 2019 winner of the 92Y/Discovery Poetry Contest, and in 2018, she won the Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest in poetry. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Paris Review Daily, Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, Best Canadian Poetry, and others. Alycia is a co-editor of They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets (Blue Oak Press), and currently reads for Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She received an Individual Artist Program grant via Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary, as well as a Literature Matters Award via The Royal Society of Literature.