Lara Mimosa Montes (also known as Lara Rossana Rodriguez) is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Twin Cities. She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in Boston Review, BOMB, Puerto del Sol, RECAPS, & elsewhere. She currently works as a contributing editor for Triple Canopy. Lara has shared and performed her work in places like the Soap Factory, Yeah Maybe, The Poetry Project, Loft Literary Center, and more. Her first book, The Somnambulist, a nocturnal autobiography / mo(u)rning diary, is available from Small Press Distribution and Amazon. She was born in the Bronx.