Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher. She is author of the book orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the 2016 winner of the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, and poetry chapbook the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press & studio, 2014). She has won Yemassee Journal's Poetry Prize and received Honorable Mention and Editor's Choice awards in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry contest. A Fulbright and Callaloo fellow, Irène is a poetry book reviewer for Muzzle Magazine and an editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine's humanities section. She is on the speakers' bureau for Jack Jones Literary Arts.