Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (They/Them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer and translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke Prize in poetry and are the winner of the Vallum Poetry Prize 2021 and author of Five poetry chapbooks. Their debut poetry collection, Me, You, Then Snow, came out with Gordon Hill Press in 2021. WJD is their second poetry book, was published by Gordon Hill Press in fall of 2022. They have a collaborative poetry book forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in fall 2023.