Arianne Zwartjes teaches autotheory, hybrid works, and creative nonfiction and poetry. Her newest project, These Dark Skies—which she considers a work of autopolitics, mixing personal narrative with arts commentary and research on constructions of identity, race, power, migration, and violence—was a semifinalist for the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is forthcoming with the University of Iowa. She is the author of the lyric nonfiction, medical-humanities book Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy, and the prose-poetry book The Surfacing of Excess. Her writing has been awarded the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize and named a Best American Essays Notable Essay, and has appeared in Entropy, Tarpaulin Sky, Kenyon Review, Fourth Genre, Assay, and elsewhere. Zwartjes has taught writing at the University of Arizona, the United World College, Urban Word, and elsewhere; in her other life she has spent time as a wilderness-medicine instructor, an EMT, a motorcyclist, and a carpenter, and has spent years living abroad in China, India, Mexico, Israel, and the Netherlands. Visit her and her writing at ariannezwartjes.com or on Instagram @ariannezwartjes.