Lillien Waller is a poet and editor of the anthology American Ghost, which explores the impact of deindustrialization on community, culture, personal identity and the natural world. The book’s theme resonates deeply with Waller’s own poetry and its primary concern: how social and historical forces influence the intimate spheres of family and neighborhood life in her native Detroit, particularly during the late 20th century. Waller is a Cave Canem Fellow and her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. She earned a MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

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