RENA PRIEST is a Lummi Tribal Member and a writer. Her debut book, Patriarchy Blues, garnered a 2018 American Book Award. She has been a Sustainable Arts Fellow at Mineral School Artist's Residency, and a nominee for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. Her new collection, Sublime Subliminal, was released on Floating Bridge Press in the Fall of 2018. She has taught Comparative Cultural Studies, Native-American Studies and Special Topics in the Humanities, at Western Washington University and Fairhaven College. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.