is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being
, the chapbook Pantone
, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean—
and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope
. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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