Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in northern Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is serves on the editorial teams of two online journals, Right Hand Pointing and Praxis Magazine Online. She is also the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections; her most recent full-length collections are Anchorhold (2016, BardStudio) and Dance Here (2015, Origami Books, an imprint of Parrésia Publishers Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria).