Topaz Winters is the author of the full-length poetry collections Portrait of My Body as a Crime I’m Still Committing (2019) & poems for the sound of the sky before thunder (2017). She is the founder & editor-in-chief of the internationally-acclaimed publishing house, literary journal, & arts organization Half Mystic. She is a winner of the Button Poetry Short Form Contest. Her work has been published in & featured by Diode, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Straits Times, Entropy, the Boston Poetry Slam, the Singapore Writers Festival, & the Academy of American Poets, among others. Topaz studies Creative Writing, Visual Art, Cognitive Science, & Italian at Princeton University. She is 21 years old, & likes bees, baklava, & bookstores.