Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is author of The Many Names for Mother, winner of the Wick Poetry Prize, and 40 WEEKS, forthcoming in 2021. Her poems appear in POETRY, American Poetry Review, and The Nation, among others. Her work has been selected for Best New Poets, the Williams Carlos Williams University Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and New South’s Poetry Prize. Julia is the editor of Construction Magazine. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon and is completing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.