Thérèse Bachand is a social policy advocate, poet, and literacy tutor living in Los Angeles, Ca. Her publications include Being a Very Small Place, forthcoming from Make Now Books; SANCTUARY, Locofo Chaps (Moira Books), Mercury in Retrograde (with Michele Costa), 2012, Mindmade Books; Luce a cavallo, 2009, Green Integer Books, recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award. She recently collaborated with Charles Bernstein, Odile Cisneros, and Douglas Messerli to translate work by the Brazilian poet Régis Bonvicino's: Beyond the Wall: New Selected Poems, 2017, Green Integer.