Ananda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Offing, Birmingham Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, PANK, Origins and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark. She was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Sewanee (where she returned to serve as staff). She is currently working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their son.
Photograph by photographer and friend Paul Ward.