Rachel Jamison Webster
Rachel J. Webster is the author of AMERICAN REUNION: A FAMILY RECKONING WITH RACE AND THE LEGACY OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER, which is forthcoming from Henry Holt in 2023. Webster has also published four books of poetry and cross-genre writing, including Mary is a River, which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She is a professor of Creative Writing at Northwestern University, where she has taught for the last 15 years. She has also taught writing workshops through the Urban League, Chicago Public Schools, Gallery 37, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, working to bring diversity and antiracist awareness into creative writing curriculum. Rachel’s essays, poems and stories are published widely in outlets including Poetry, Tin House and The Yale Review.