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Nickole Brown’s poem included here is from her upcoming poetry collection Fanny Says, a biography of her grandmother to be published by BOA Editions in May 2015. Her books include her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems, and an anthology, Air Fare, co-edited with Judith Taylor. She studied at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was an editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Kentucky Arts Council. She worked at the independent literary press, Sarabande Books, for ten years and was a National Publicity Consultant for Arktoi Books. Currently, she teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry. Nickole lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs.