Noor Al-Samarrai is a Californian poet and performer with Mesopotamian roots. As a Fulbright Fellow, she is currently based in Amman, Jordan where she is working on a book about urban life in mid-20th century Baghdad through the memories of Iraqis in diaspora. Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming in 2018 from Inside the Castle Press. See more of her work and follow her adventures here.