Kemi Alabi is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Claudia Rankine for the Academy of American Poets First Book Award, and a finalist for the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. Their work appears in The Atlantic, Poetry, Boston Review, them., Best New Poets 2019 and elsewhere. Alabi is coeditor of The Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press, 2021) and lives in Chicago. Find more at kemialabi.com.