Carlina Duan is a writer-educator from Michigan. The author of the poetry collection I Wore My Blackest Hair, she currently teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is also a PhD student in the Joint Program of English and Education. Carlina directs a short-story workshop for young writers at Neutral Zone, a youth center for creative arts in Ann Arbor. She believes in gardens. Visit her at carlinaduan.com.