Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, bandleader, and actor. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ronald Feldman Gallery, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and the New Museum. She holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and an MA and PhD in performance studies from New York University. Dr. Morris is an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute. Her poetry book TDJ: To Do w/John (2011) was published by Zasterle Press. Rhyme Scheme, a longer poetic manuscript, was published by Chax Press in 2012. She is also developing two audio projects: the Tracie Morris Band and sharpmorris, a collaboration with composer Elliott Sharp.