RACHEL LEVITSKY is the author Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and the poetic novella, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013) as well as numerous chapbooks, recently, Hopefully, The Island, part of an ongoing collaboration with the artist Susan Bee. Levitsky builds and participates in a variety of publishing, collaboration and pedagogical/performative activities, such as “Geometries of Recognition” a movement poetry workshop made into a super8 film by the filmmaker/poet Stephanie Gray. In 1999 she founded Belladonna* which is now Belladonna* Collaborative. Levitsky teaches writing, regularly, at Pratt Institute, less regularly at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and occasionally at lay poetry institutions like Poets House and The Poetry Project in NYC. She’s currently on leave and in Paris where she’s working on her next novel, Existing Condition.