Ari Tison is a Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American poet, essayist, autoethnographer, and author of forthcoming YA hybrid prose and verse novel SAINTS OF THE HOUSEHOLD (2023) + Untitled YA (TBD) with FSG/BFYR. She is forthcoming in the YA Latine short story anthology OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS (2022) with Algonquin Young Readers. Her poetry and essays have been published in Rock & Sling, Yellow Medicine, The Under Review, and in POETRY's first issue for young people. She has her MFA in Writing for Children and Adults from Hamline University where she was the winner of the 2018 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson award for a BIPOC writer. She's the annual broadside editor for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts. Ari is represented by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties and lives with her husband in Saint Paul.