Tonya M. Foster is a New Orleaninan living in Harlem, NY. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Writing through Visual Art, her first full-length collection of poetry, Swarm of Bees in High Court, was published by Belladonna* in 2015. She is a recipient of fellowships from NYFA, Macdowell, the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and The Graduate Center, CUNY where she is enrolled as a PhD student in English.