Siwar Masannat is an Arab writer from Jordan. She is the author of 50 Water Dreams (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2015). Her poems have recently appeared, or are forthcoming in Eat Local :: Read Local, Phantom, and The Denver Quarterly, among others. Siwar holds an M.F.A. from George Mason University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.