Calvin Walds is a writer, educator, and image-maker originally from Detroit, Michigan. His poems and texts have been published in No, Dear, African-American Review, Hyperallergic, (and other publications) and are forthcoming in DIAGRAM and Black Warrior Review. As an educator, he has taught in Sunflower County, in the Mississippi Delta, Ramallah, in the Occupied Palestinean Territories, and most currently in New York City. He comes from a transdisciplinary academic background and is currently a MFA candidate at UCSD in Cross-Genre Writing. Right now, he is primarily interested in questions of fugitivity as an artistic practice and practice of resistance, anticolonial African cinema, the poetics of relation, assemblage, Black experimental music, and the painter Beauford Delaney’s engagement with figuration and abstraction.