Leah Mell is a poet and translator, currently residing in Charlotte, NC. She graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 2019 and received a BA with honors in English and in Russian Language & Literature. She is a recipient of the Beinecke Scholarship. Her scholarly work includes extensive work on the team for NEH grant-funded project Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde and independent digital scholarship. At present, She is a poetry reviewer for Lunate and is writing through obsessions with persona, morbidity, queerness, and the body.