Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Amber Atiya is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books, 2014). Her work has appeared in Black Renaissance NoireBone BouquetBoston ReviewNepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. A 2012 Poets House Fellow, she is a member of a women's writing group that will be celebrating 13 years this spring.