Book Description

About the Author Caits Meissner's previous book, The Letter All Your Friends Have Written You, was co-written with Tishon Woolcock (Well&Often, 2012) Her work has been awarded first place prizes from the Pan-African Literary Forum's OneWorld Fellowship, the Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund and City College's The Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize in Poetry. Caits's poems are published in numerous journals and anthologies including Drunken Boat, The Literary Review, Split This Rock Poem of the Week, Adroit, Public Pool, The Feminist Wire and The Offing. In 2010 she released an album, the wolf & me. Erykah Badu called it 'Fresh, honest and loving,' with 'a delicate heart like mine.'For over 15 years, Caits has facilitated innovative arts programs and co-created across a wide spectrum of organizations and communities, with a special focus on spaces of incarceration, women and youth. She serves as Writer-in-Residence at Bronx Academy of Letters, piloting a creative writing exchange between free and incarcerated young people, and is part-time faculty at CUNY and The New School. She writes with (Re)Emergent Theatre, and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at The City College of New York. Read more