Leah Souffrant, MFA, PhD, is the author of Plain Burned Things: A Poetics of the Unsayable (Collection Clinamen, Liège 2017). Souffrant’s poetry and criticism can be found in Bone Bouquet, Poet Lore, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, EOAGH, Tygerburning, Delirious Hem, Memorious, the Burnside Review, the Pennysylvania Literary Journal, and elsewhere. She has been recognized as a NYFA Fellow in Poetry and served as founding cochair of the Poetics Group at the Graduate Center at the City of the University of New York. She teaches at New York University. More about her work can be found at her website. Visit Souffrant’s Jacket2 Commentary series here.