Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania, raised in Alabama, and reared by the love-ghost of Tom Waits and Hannah Arendt. She lives in Tuscaloosa with her partner and and three children who don’t believe she was a finalist in the Black Warrior Review’s annual poetry contest this year. Her syllables are forthcoming in Tower Journal, Lockjaw, PoemMemoirStory, and Kindred, among others. She has four unpublished manuscripts on her desk, written in tandem. More online at http://alina_stefanescu.typepad.com/writing/.