Monique Briones is a Philadelphia native and a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She is an editorial intern at Grove Atlantic and a staff assistant at the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. Her creative works have been published in Blotterature, Dark River Review, Belleville Park Pages, and the Stockholm Review of Literature. Her reviews have appeared in the Review Review and Hot Metal Bridge. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter @endorphinique, Tumblr at http://moniquebriones.tumblr.com/ , or on her website at https://moniquebriones.wordpress.com/.