Alex Poppe is a teacher and creative instigator. A former actor/business consultant, she has taught in Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, Northern Iraq, the West Bank, Germany, and the United States. These places and their people inspire her work. Her first collection of short stories, Girl, World will be published by Laughing Fire Press in April, 2017. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, and she has been nominated for several prizes including the Pushcart Prize. When she is not being thrown from the back of food aid trucks or dining with pistol packing Kurdish hit men, she writes.