Niki Lambros was born in New York, NY, immigrated to Canada after the 9/11 attacks and became a citizen in 2011. She holds a BA in English Literature from Bard College, an MA in Theology, and an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University, where she is presently working on a PhD in Poetry and Translation. After expatriating to Greece in 1987, she became a Greek Orthodox monastic residing in Greece, Jerusalem, and South Korea, resigning the order in 2000. She relinquished US citizenship in 2014 and lives in Montreal. Extraordinary Renditions is her first collection of poetry.