Tiana Nobile lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is a teaching artist and arts coach with KID smART. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MAT in elementary and special education from the University of New Orleans, and MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. Tiana is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship, the Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. She is the author of the chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (Antenna :: Press Street Press, 2017), and her poetry has appeared in The Collagist, Phantom, Bone Bouquet, and TENDE RLOIN, among others.