The author of two books of poetry Braid (Anhinga Press) and Unraveling the Bed (Anhinga Press), Mia Leonin has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea and Witness. Excerpts of her memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (Arizona University Press, 2009) have been published in New Letters and the North American Review and were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Leonin received the Money for Women Grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and a 2005 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Leonin has been writing about theater, dance and performance in Miami since 2000. She was the theater critic for the Miami New Times for two years and is the recipient of a Green Eyeshade Award for theater criticism. She frequently writes about dance, performance and Spanish-language theater for the Miami Herald. In 2007, she was selected to be a fellow in the National Endowment for the Arts/Annenberg Institute on Theater and Musical Theater. Leonin is a full-time creative writing instructor at the University of Miami. Her current project is a study of theater in Peru.