Farzana Marie is a PhD candidate in Persian literature at the University of Arizona and president of the nonprofit Civil Vision International. She grew up in Chile, California, and Kazakhstan, later spending years in Afghanistan as a civilian volunteer and Air Force officer. She is the author of the nonfiction book Hearts for Sale! A Buyer’s Guide to Winning in Afghanistan, (Worldwide Writings, 2013), the poetry chapbook Letters to War and Lethe (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and a forthcoming book of poetry in translation, Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan (Holy Cow! Press, 2015).