"For I am rightful fellow of their band.
My best allegiances are to the dead."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at IUPUI. He is the author of \blak\ \al-f? bet\, winner of the 2011 Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, a 2010 NAACP Image Award nominee. He is a Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets.