About the Author:
Quintan Ana Wikswo’s work appears regularly in Tin House, Guernica, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Denver Quarterly, among other publications. She has received residencies and fellowships in literature, visual art, film, and performance at Yaddo, Djerassi, Creative Capital, Center for Cultural Innovation, Pollock Krasner Foundation, and the NEA. In 2013, the Berlin Jewish Museum presented a five-month solo exhibition of her project Sonderbauten, which explores state-sponsored sexual violence against women through photographs, poetry installation, and film. A former human rights worker, she is now the co-Director of Contos & Wikswo, an arts organization creating artworks in literature, visual art, performance, and ritual in communities with complex ecologies of memory, history, mystery, and mythos.