Manny Loley is ‘Áshįįhi born for Tó Baazhní’ázhí; his maternal grandparents are the Tódích’íi’nii and his paternal grandparents are the Kinyaa’áanii. Loley is from Casamero Lake, New Mexico. He holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts and he is a current Ph.D. candidate in English and literary arts at the University of Denver. Loley is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: Diné Writers’ Collective and director of the Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute. His work has found homes in Mass Poetry’s Hard Work of Hope, the Diné Reader: an Anthology of Navajo Literature, the Yellow Medicine Review, the Massachusetts Review, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Broadsided Press, and more. His poem “The Language of Corn Pollen” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Broadsided Press in 2021 and his short story “Na’nízhoozhi Di” was nominated by the Santa Fe Literary Review in 2019. Loley is at work on a novel titled They Collect Rain in Their Palms.