Siwar Masannat is an Arab writer from Jordan. She holds degrees from the University of Jordan and George Mason University. Her poetry collection, 50 Water Dreams, chosen by Ilya Kaminsky, was published by Cleveland State Poetry Center. Siwar is a cofounder of Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist chapbook publisher. She is currently pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Her poems have appeared in Eat Local::Read Local, Phantom, and Denver Quarterly, among others.