I cut off my nose, / her nose collapses. / Chop down my hair & / hers shrieks from the sink. / How many poems do I / have to write ‘til she / gets dead, how many / live-wire syllables?...more
Rachel McKibbens is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and author of four collections of poetry: Pink Elephant, Into The Dark & Emptying Field, MAMMOTH and blud, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press October 2017. In 2012, McKibbens founded the annual Pink Door Writing Retreat, open exclusively to women/femme/trans/nonbinary writers of color. McKibbens is a member of Latinas Unidas and co-curates the critically acclaimed reading series Poetry & Pie Night in upstate New York.