Eva Skrande was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami. She earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. from Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, American Voice, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and the Alaska Quarterly, among others. Her first book, My Mother's Cuba, was selected by Andrew Hudgins for the River City Poetry Series. Her chapbook, the Gates of the Somnambulist was published by Jeanne Duval Editions. She lives in Houston, Texas.