Camille Rankine is the author of Incorrect Merciful Impulses, published in January 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. The recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, she was featured as an emerging poet in the fall 2010 issue of American Poet and the April 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in American Poet, Atlas Review, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, A Public Space, Narrative, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a fellowship from The MacDowell Colony, was named an Honorary Cave Canem Fellow in 2012, and was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship in 2014. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, she serves on the Executive Committee of VIDA: Women in Literary Art, chairs the board of The Poetry Project, and lives in New York City.