Rachel May, PhD, MFA, is the author of Quilting with a Modern Slant (Storey/Workman), named a Library Journal and Amazon Best Book of 2014, as well as a book of sewn images and short shorts, The Experiments: A Legend in Pictures & Words (Dusie Press, 2015), and a novel in shorts, The Benedictines (Braddock Avenue Books, 2016). She illustrated in thread Women Born with Fur & Out from the Pleiades (Jaded Ibis Press, 2015). A book of creative nonfiction, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery is forthcoming from Pegasus Books, a Norton subsidiary (Dec 2017). Her visual and written work has been published in The Volta, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Michigan Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Delta Review, Meridian, The Literary Review, and many other journals. She's been awarded residencies at The Millay Colony and The Vermont Studio Center.