Rachel Blau DuPlessis is the author of the multi-volume long poem Drafts (written between 1986 and 2012), the books of collage poems NUMBERS (2018) and Graphic Novella (2015). Her second long poem, called Traces, with Days, includes Days and Works (Ahsahta, 2017); Late Work (Black Square Editions, 2020); Around the Day in 80 Worlds ( BlazeVOX, 2018), and Poetic Realism (BlazeVOX, 2021). She has written extensively on gender, poetry and poetics including The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012), and she edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen. Her Selected Poems 1980-2020 will come out from CHAX in 2022. DuPlessis lives in Philadelphia, USA.