Leora Fridman is a writer and educator based in Oakland. She's author of My Fault, selected by Eileen Myles for the Cleveland State University Press First Book Prize, in addition to other books of poetry, prose and translation. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Millions, the New York Times, the Rumpus, Tricycle Magazine, Open Space, Denver Quarterly, jubilat and jacket2, among others. Leora holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and from Brown University, has taught online and in person in in universities, homes and community organizations, and collaborates widely with artists, writers and organizations. She is a recipient of grants and residencies from organizations including Caldera, the National Endowment for the Arts, Alley Cat Books, Real Time & Space, Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Dorot Foundation. She was selected for the 2018 Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Workshop and is a 2019-2020 Fulbright research fellow to Mexico.