Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, bandleader, and actor. Her installations have been presented at The Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Biennial, and the New Museum, among others. Morris is the founding professor and coordinator of performance and performance studies at the Pratt Institute, and a former creative writing fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She has received awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., and Creative Capital, and has participated in residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. Recent projects include the poetry collection handholding: 5 kinds, published by Kore Press in 2016, and Best American Experimental Writing published by Wesleyan University Press in 2017. Morris served as a Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2016, and a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2013 and 2017.