Brooke Sahni’s poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as Denver Quarterly, The Journal, The Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, The Missouri Review, Nimrod and elsewhere. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Before I Had the Word, was selected by Maggie Smith as the winner of the 2020 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Texas Review Press. She is also the author of Divining (Orison Books, 2020), which won the Orison Chapbook Prize. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and lives in New Mexico.