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Jennifer Arin was born and raised in New York, lived for four years in France, and now lives in California, where she earned degrees from U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and Mills College. She is the author of the poetry book Ways We Hold and the verse chapbook The Roots of Desire, and her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in both the U.S. and Europe, including in The AWP Writer’s Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gastronomica, Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, ZYZZYVA, Lucero, Paris/Atlantic Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Virgin Atlantic's in-flight magazine, among many others. She also has done poetry segments for the television programs Henry’s Garden and KRON 4 News (KRON-TV, San Francisco). Her numerous awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a PEN Writers' Writers-On-Site funding from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for collaborative research for, and editing of, a book about Spain’s Civil War. She teaches in the English Department at SanFrancisco State University.