Airea D. Matthews is the author of Simulacra, winner of the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her work has appeared in Best American Poets, Callaloo, Harvard Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. She was awarded a Kresge Literary Arts Award and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Cave Canem, Callaloo, and The James Merrill House. Her current projects include a cross-genre book that explores politics, poverty, race, and class. She is an assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College and a faculty member at Warren Wilson’s MFA program.