Philipe AbiYouness is a first-generation Lebanese-American writer, performer and teaching artist. His poetry has been published in Porter House Review, Muzzle Magazine, Fugue Literary Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. In 2019 he was named honorable mention in the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Contest and later named a Brooklyn Poets fellow. He is a Best of the Net (Sundress Publications) nominee and an MFA candidate at Rutgers University, Newark. As a teaching artist, Philipe has been fortunate to work with organizations like Tectonic Theater Project, Advantage Arts as well as Hyde Square Task Force and Central Square Theater in Boston.