Sasha Smith was a Poetry Project 2016-2017 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow. She is currently studying literature at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. She is a native Bronx resident and cofounder of the Bronx Blaqlist, a community arts organization. Her poetry can be found in Poet’s Country No. 1 as of January 2017. Prior to publication in NYU’s Literary Journal Dovetail, her work has been published by CUNY’s Literary and Arts Journal Thesis. She is currently working on a project about gentrification in the Bronx, and the voices of Mount Everest. She ‘blogs’ at http://stesseract.com.