Nate Hower-Haken "is an associate at the Fund for Peace and the managing web editor at The Baltimore Review. He has worked as a television producer at the Voice of America as well as a newspaper reporter in Illinois. Born and raised in Africa, he also has worked as a French interpreter for refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. He earned his MA in International Communication at American University's School of International Service. His fiction and haiku poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, The Massachusettes Review, Men of the Global South: A Reader (Zed Books, Adam Jones ed., 2006), and elsewhere."