Mirene Arsanios holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, and an MFA in Writing from the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. She has contributed essays and short stories to e-flux journal, Vida, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Rumpus, among others. She is the founding editor of Makhzin, an online English/ Arabic bilingual magazine for innovative writing. Mirene has taught creative writing at the American University of Beirut and currently teaches at Pratt Institute. On Friday nights you can find her at the Poetry Project where she coordinates the Friday Night reading series with Rachel Valinsky.