Sara Deniz Akant is an educator, poet and performer. She is the author of Babette (Rescue Press 2015), Parades (Omnidawn 2014), and Latronic Strag (Persistent Editions 2015). Her work has appeared most recently in Paperbag, Gramma Daily, and at the Poetry Foundation. She is getting a PhD in English at the CUNY Grad Center, teaches writing at John Jay College, and runs the GC Poetics group with friends. She lives in Brooklyn.