Magali Roy-Fequiere’s work has appeared in African American Review, Cave Canem Anthology XIII, and The Squaw Valley Review. Having graduated from her three-year Cave Canem fellowship in 2013, she continued to apprentice at VONA, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and Bread Loaf-Orion. Her poems explore memory and direct perception in an attempt to know the world vividly and honestly. A daughter of multiple diasporas, she sees community as a state of radical openness. Her transnational childhood informs her research on nationalism and intellectual life. She teaches gender and women’s studies at Knox College and is the author of Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico (Temple University Press). Magali holds a doctorate in Latin American literature from Stanford University. Desiderata: to infuse her poems with non-aggressive perceptions and movement.