Thank you to Karen Garrabrant, Khary Jackson, Daphne Gottlieb, Robert Morgan, A.R. Ammons, Jean Jenkins, Robert Yehling, K.B. “Tuffy” Boyce, Celeste Chan, Scott Turner Schofield, Michelle Tea, and Justin Chin. Thank you to Askari Gonzalez and nina malaya. Thank you to Roger Gilbert for introducing me to the long poem form. And special thanks to Steph, for her patience as I wrestled with the emotions that went into this volume.