Elizabeth Miki Brina received her MFA in Creative Writing from University of New Orleans. She writes creative nonfiction and her work has appeared in River Teeth, Hippocampus, Hyphen, and New Delta Review, among others. Her debut book, a memoir, provisionally titled, Let Us Speak of Okinawa, explores her relationship with her mother, a native of Okinawa, and her father, an American soldier and a Vietnam War veteran who was stationed on the island during U.S. Military occupation, is under contract with Knopf Doubleday Press, forthcoming in Spring of 2021. She lives in New Orleans and teaches rhetoric and composition at Xavier University.