Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in New York and Minneapolis. She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in Fence, BOMB, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She also teaches poetry at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and works as an editor for Triple Canopy. Her first book, The Somnambulist, is available from Horse Less Press. She was born in the Bronx.