Jessica Abughattas is the author of Strip, winner of the 2020 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, selected by Fady Joudah and Hayan Charara. Her poems have been published in The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, Lit Hub, and other places. A Kundiman Fellow, she received her MFA in poetry from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her poetic short film “Dinner Party” premiered at Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in 2021, was a finalist for Palette Poetry’s Brush and Lyre Prize, and appeared at RAWIFest. She lives in Los Angeles.