Naomi Washer is the author of TRAINSONGS (Greying Ghost Press), Phantoms (dancing girl press) and American Girl Doll (Ursus Americanus), and the translator of Sebastián Jiménez Galindo's Experimental Gardening Manual (Toad Press). Her work has appeared in Seneca Review, Passages North, Essay Daily, Asymptote, and other journals. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Studio Faire, Chateau Orquevaux, Numeroventi, and Columbia College Chicago where she earned her MFA in Nonfiction. In 2019, she was named one of 30 Writers to Watch by The Guild Literary Complex. She lives in Chicago where she is the editor-in-chief of Ghost Proposal.