Trace Howard DePass is the author of Self-portrait as the space between us (PANK Books, 2018) and editor of Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2017. He served as the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens. His work has been featured on television and radio---BET Next Level, Billboard, Blavity, and NPR's The Takeaway---and in print---Anomalous Press, Entropy Magazine, Platypus Press, Split This Rock!, The Other Side of Violet, [SAND] Journal, and Bettering American Poetry (Volume 3). DePass is a Poetry Foundation, Teaching Artist Project, & Poets House Fellow. He works as a teaching artist for the Climate Museum, Urban Word NYC, & Community Word Project.