Heather Bourbeau’s poetry and fiction have appeared in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, Meridian, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. She has worked with various UN agencies, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia. Prior to her international agency work, she was a foreign policy and international economics reporter. Her articles have appeared in The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The Economist. In addition, she helped write and edit the New York Times bestseller Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond with John Prendergast and Don Cheadle. Her forthcoming collection Monarch (Cornerstone Press, 2023) is a poetic memoir of overlooked histories from the American West. Her most recent collection is a poetry conversation with Irish-Australian poet Anne Casey, Some Days The Bird (Beltway Editions, 2022).