✧ Sarah Sophia Yanni is a Mexican-Egyptian writer, researcher & educator who currently serves as Managing Editor of multidisciplinary arts journal TQR She was a Finalist for BOMB Magazine’s 2020 Poetry Contest, Poetry Online’s 2021 Launch Prize, the Hayden’s Ferry Review Inaugural Poetry Contest, & the 2022 Letras Latinas Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize ✧ From 2020-2021, she was the REEF Artist-in-Residence, through which she created persistence&rupture, a poetry and research project on postcolonial friendship in collaboration with Christine Imperial Her zines & text installations have been exhibited at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Acid Free Art Book Fair, the REEF DTLA, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Brand Library & Art Center, & at CalArts’ LatinFest & SWANA Group Show ✧ She has taught & tutored writing with 826LA, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Collegewise, & the CalArts School of Critical Studies ✧ A gemini & daughter of immigrants, her writing is often concerned with desire, religious dogmatism, sisterhood, & nostalgia ✧ She holds degrees from the California Institute of the Arts & the University of Southern California ✧