M.K. Rainey received her MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches writing to the youth of America through Community-Word Project, Wingspan Arts and The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence. She co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series and lives in Harlem with her dog. Her poem, Blackbird is part of a chapbook of prose poems that centers around the lives of four generations of women struggling with their art and their own mental health.