Tracie Morris is a poet, vocalist and vocal coach who works in multiple media. She has performed extensively around the world. Her sound installations have been presented at numerous institutions, such as the Drawing Center, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument presented by Dia Art Foundation, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Dia: Chelsea, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Museum of Modern Art, The Silent Barn, and The Whitney Biennial. Morris is the recipient of awards, fellowships, and grants for poetry and performance, including New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital fellowships as well as residencies at Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. She is the author of 7 books, including handholding: 5 kinds, (Kore Press, 2016). Her upcoming collections are: Selected and New and WhoDo With Words. She is co-editor of Best American Experimental Writing 2016 with Charles Bernstein. Tracie holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, CUNY and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, has studied American acting technique at Michael Howard Studios and classical British acting techniques at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is a former fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Tracie is the founding Professor and Coordinator of Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute, New York.