Janan Alexandra is a Lebanese-American poet in her second year at Indiana University. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Janan has spent her life creating home in many different places—a central theme and preoccupation of her work. She is interested in how poems can help us write more truthful histories: personal/political, familial, and collective. Janan is the recipient of fellowships from the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. She currently works as Associate Director of the IU Writers' Conference. You can find her work in Ploughshares, The Adroit Journal, Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab-America, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Rusted Radishes, a literary journal coming out of Beirut, Lebanon.