Alisa Velaj was born in 1982 in the port town of Vlora, Albania. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce-Press Poetry Award. Her works have appeared in about a hundred print and online international magazines, including: FourW 25 Anthology, The Journal, The Dallas Review, The Linnet’s Wings, The Seventh Quarry, Envoi Magazine, etc. Her poems are forthcoming in The Curlew Magazine and Poetry, Life & Time. Velaj’s digital chapbook The Wind Foundations waspublished by Zany Zygote Review. Besides English, her poems have also been translated into Hebrew, Swedish, Romanian, French, and Portuguese. Her poetry collection With No Sweat At All is forthcoming with Cervena Barva Press.