Author of the article

Emily August is a PhD candidate in English at Vanderbilt University, where she has taught undergraduate seminars on the intersections of literature and medicine. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where she served as the Poetry Editor for dislocate. She has also served on the editorial boards of Water~Stone Review and Nashville Review. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Hayden's Ferry Review, Quarterly West, and other journals.