Rebecca van Laer as a writer, editor, and educator based in Brooklyn. Her first book, How to Adjust to the Dark, was released by Long Day Press in 2022, and her poetry and prose appear in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, Salamander, and elsewhere. She has taught literature and creative writing at Boston University and at Brown University. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown, where she studied queer and feminist autobiography.