Ari Tison is an award-winning Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American poet, essayist, educator, autoethnographer, and author of YA hybrid novel Saints of the Household + Untitled YA with FSG/BFYR. She is also forthcoming in various anthologies including Latine YA anthology Our Shadows Have Claws with Algonquin Young Readers. Her poetry and essays have been published in various literary journals including Poetry's first issue for young people. She has her MFA from Hamline University and is represented by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties. She lives at family farm in a Wisconsin valley with her husband and child.