Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry, Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Second Book Prize), and the recently released Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press) which has been short-listed for the PEN Open Book Award. She is the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Prize and a Kresge Fellowship. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Best American Poetry (2010 and 2014), POETRY, AND Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She is currently a Visiting Poet at North Carolina State University, faculty with the Pacific University Low Residency MFA, and an Associate Editor for Callaloo. She is married to poet Matthew Scott Olzmann.