Vievee Francis, author of Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), has had work published in several notable journals and anthologies including Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review and Approaching Literature (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2008), among others. In 2009, she won a Rona Jaffe Award and was the 2009-10 Alice Lloyd Hall Scholars Program poet-in-residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A Callaloo and Cave Canem fellow, she currently works with Springfed Arts and tutors. Her work was included in Best American Poetry 2010 and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry.