ris Jamahl Dunkle is the current Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her second poetry collection, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air, was published in November 2015 by Word Tech Editions. Her newest collection, entitled Interrupted Geographies, will be published by Trio House Press in 2017. Dunkle teaches writing and literature at Napa Valley College. She is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference and currently resides with her family in Northern California.