Laynie Tzena is a writer, performer, and visual artist based in San Francisco. Selected publications: Bayou, Event, Peregrine, Sonora Review, Zone 3, The Lake (July 2017), and Allegro (September 2017). Tzena received an Avery Hopwood Award in Poetry and a Creative Artist grant from the Michigan Council on the Arts. Her short story, “Egg,” was selected as one of the top 25 entries in Glimmer Train‘s recent “Family Matters” competition. She has been featured at the Austin International Poetry Festival and on Michigan Public Radio.