Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Virginia Tech, has authored six books, including her latest poetry collection Fabric, the novel Lady Moses, and a memoir-critique entitled No Right to Remain Silent: What We’ve Learned from the Tragedy at Virginia Tech. Among her many awards are the Commonwealth of Virginia’s statewide Outstanding Faculty Award, an honorary doctorate from the University of Richmond, the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, a Discover Great New Writers novel selection from Barnes and Noble, and the 2017 Zenobia Hikes Faculty Woman of Color Award. She has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs. These include The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CBS’s Sunday Morning. Her poetry, fiction, articles and political commentaries have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, the Guardian, USA Today, North American Review, American Poetry Review, and many other publications. She delivers keynotes and conducts workshops on creative writing, campus safety, teaching, and diversity. She is currently at work on a sci-fi novel about slavery, a book of ekphrastic poems celebrating African art, and a series of oil paintings depicting the Middle Passage.