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Yael Hacohen is a PhD student at UC Berkeley. She has an mfa in poetry from New York University, where she was an NYU Veterans Workshop Fellow, international editor at Washington Square Literary Review, and editor-in-chief at Nine Lines Literary Review. Her poems appear or forthcoming in the Poetry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Every Day Poets Magazine, and many more. She was a finalist in the Glimmer Train Very Short Story Competition, the Consequence Prize in Poetry, and the MSLexia Poetry Prize for Women.