Isabel Bezerra Balée is a poet, artist, and educator who lives in Philadelphia. In 2015 she received her MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, where she translated poetry from Portuguese, wrote poems, and produced projects across forms and genres. She has previously taught creative writing at Tulane University. Her work has appeared in Dreginald, Jacket2, and EM Wolfman New LIfe Quarterly. Originally from New Orleans, and with roots in Northern Brazil, she lived in Oakland for several years before finding her way back to the east coast. Her first full-length book of poems, diluvium // a bluejay, was published in the summer of 2021. Isabel manages accounts and projects at a creative agency.