Khashayar “Kes” Mohammadi (they/them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer, and translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke poetry prize and 2022’s Arc Poem of the Year award and they are the winner of the 2021 Vallum Poetry Prize. They are the author of four poetry chapbooks and three translated poetry chapbooks. Their debut poetry collection Me, You, Then Snow is out from Gordon Hill Press. Their second book, WJD, was published in a double volume with the translation of Saeed Tavanaee’s The Ocean Dweller from Gordon Hill Press in the fall of 2022. Their collaborative poetry manuscript with poet Klara Du Plessis is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in the fall of 2023.