Lara Mimosa Montes (also known as Lara Rossana Rodriguez) is the author of The Somnambulist (Horse Less Press, 2016). Her poems and essays have appeared in Fence, BOMB, recaps, The Third Rail, and elsewhere. She currently works as an editor at Triple Canopy and lives in the Twin Cities. Alongside Elisabeth Workman, Lara co-hosts Next Poetix, a reading series dedicated to what's next in contemporary poetry and hybrid writing. She was born in the Bronx.