Ariana Nadia Nash is the winner of the 2011 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for her collection Instructions for Preparing Your Skin, published by Anhinga Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Our Blood Is Singing from Damask Press. She has received a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and a Macdowell Colony residency. Her work has been published in Rock & Sling, Poet Lore, Painted Bride Quarterly, Treehouse, Southeast Review, Water~Stone Review, and Cimarron Review, among other journals. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago.