Jamaica Baldwin is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Pacific University Oregon and a 2017 Jack Straw Writers Program Fellow. She’s had her poetry published in Rattle and the Seattle Review of Books, where she was the March 2017 poet in residence. Much of Jamaica’s current work examines the liminal spaces that surround the female body, the spaces where silence becomes chaos and violence. She is particularly interested in the various ways language contributes to this silencing and erasure. Jamaica Baldwin lives in Seattle, WA and is currently working on her first book.