Jasmine V. Bailey is a poet and essayist. Her book-length poetry collections are Alexandria (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014), winner of the Central New York Book Award, and Disappeared (Carnegie Mellon, 2017). Her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It (Longleaf Press, 2009), won the Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Virginia, and has been a Fulbright fellow in Argentina, an Olive B. O’Connor fellow in poetry at Colgate University, and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. She is a PhD student at Texas Tech University.