Layla Al-Bedawi

Layla Al-Bedawi is a poet, writer, language teacher, and bookbinder (among other things). English is her third language, but she’s been dreaming in it for years. Originally from Germany, she currently lives in Houston, TX, where she is a co-founder of Fuente Collective, an organization that champions experimentation, collaboration, and hybridity in writing an other arts. Her work is published in Bayou Magazine, Strange Horizons, Liminal Stories, Mithila Review, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter under @frauleinlayla and at