Annie Bien is the author of two books of poetry—Under Shadows of Stars (Kelsay Books, 2017) and Plateau Migration (Alabaster Leaves Press, 2012)—and translates Tibetan Buddhist texts into English. She received her first writing grant with a seed commission from the Soho Theatre Company in London. She has published poetry and prose in a variety of journals, garnering a Pushcart Prize nomination, third place in the Biscuit poetry competition and a finalist nod for the Strokestown International Prize. Her translation work is supported by the global nonprofit initiative 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. She is also a Pilates teacher and lives in Brooklyn.