Andy Young grew up in southern West Virginia and has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans working at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. With her partner, Khaled Hegazzi, she translates poetry from the Arabic and founded Meena, a bilingual literary journal, in 2005. For the last two years she has lived in Egypt, where she worked at the American University in Cairo and documented the revolution in essays, poems and photographs. A graduate of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, her writing has been published in three chapbooks, publications in Lebanon, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico and throughout the United States in places such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, Callaloo, Guernica, and the Norton anthology Language for a New Century. Her work also been featured in Pasion Flamenca’s play “Flamenclorico: Lore of the Miners,” performed at the Joyce Theater, Public Radio International’s “The World,” the jewelry designs of Jeanine Payer, in Santa Fe’s public buses, and in SUNY’s Drawn from Disasterexhibit and Paul Chan’s Tree of Lifeproject for the New Museum.