Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in northern Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Editor at Right Hand Pointing and the Chapbook Editor for the digital chapbook series at Praxis Magazine Online. She is also the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections, most recently 19 Ghazal Street, a chapbook of nineteen ghazal with cover art by Robert Rhodes. Her most recent full-length collections are Dance Here (2015, Origami Books, an imprint of Parrésia Publishers Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria) and Considering Luminescence (2015, available from Amazon in e-book and print formats). Her most recent interview is at the Daily Trust.