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Ladan Osman earned an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin as a Michener Center for Writers Fellow. She is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019), The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (2015), and the chapbook Ordinary Heaven (2014). A Pushcart nominee for her poetry and prose, her work has appeared in numerous publications and has been translated into over 10 languages. Osman has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, Cave Canem, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Osman is an experienced teaching artist and lectures widely in literature, performance, and media. She lives in Brooklyn.