Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet and a daughter of immigrants. She received her MFA from Drew University in poetry and poetry in translation. She is a CantoMundo graduate fellow and a 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her work has been published in Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets, Prairie Schooner, The Gulf Coast, Apogee, and elsewhere. Her first collection, The Pink Box, is published by Willow Books and was longlisted for a PEN award. Her second collection, Muse Found in a Colonized Body, is forthcoming from Four Way Books, 2022. She lives in Harlem, NY.