Bibiana Ossai is a Nigerian fiction writer based in Texas, Lubbock, and an award-winning poet. She is currently a Ph.D. Fiction student at Texas Tech University where she teaches First-Year writing. She is an associate editor of the Iron Horse literary magazine. Bibiana has an MFA from Long Island University, Brooklyn where she received the Marilyn Boutwell Graduate Award in Fiction. She is the winner of the 2019 Equinox Journal Poetry Contest. Her works have been supported by scholarships and the Hatty Fitts Walker Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown and The Poetry Project, and an Idyllwild Arts Writers Week fellowship. Her writings appear or are forthcoming in African Writer Magazine, The Poetry Project Footnotes, Flash Fiction Magazine, and The Dillydoun Review, among others.