Anis Mojgani is the author of four books. His work has appeared on NPR, HBO, and in RATTLE, Thrush, Bat City Review, and The Berkeley Review. A two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, winner of the international World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx speaker, Anis has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and AIR Serenbe. His most recent book, The Pocketknife Bible (WriteBloody Publishing, 2015), is an illustrated poetry memoir about growing up Black & Iranian in New Orleans. Anis currently lives in Portland.