Rachel Zucker is the author of ten books, including, most recently, SoundMachine (Wave Books, 2019). A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Zucker has taught at Yale, Columbia, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. Founder and host of the podcast Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People). Zucker is currently working on an immersive audio project (also called SoundMachine) and a book of lectures called The Poetics of Wrongness. For more information visit www.rachelzucker.net
Cherie Bridges Patrick, PhD—is a racial justice consultant, leadership coach, and psychotherapist who works with counseling professionals, educators, and organizational leaders. She integrates her trauma-focused expertise with her coaching, consulting, and facilitation work to build relational, resource, dialogic, and leadership capacity for racial justice. Cherie has practiced clinical social work for nearly 16 years, is the founder of Paradox Cross-Cultural Consulting, Training and Empowerment, LLC, and holds a PhD in Leadership and Change. Her PhD research focused on racism, racism denial, whiteness, and racial justice in social work practice.