Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books — most recently a memoir, MOTHERs, and a double collection of prose and poetry, The Pedestrians. Her book Museum of Accidents was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2009, and she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2013. In 2016, Zucker delivered a series of original lectures on the intersection of poetry, confession, ethics and disobedience across the country as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. Zucker teaches poetry at New York University. She is the founder and host of the podcast Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People). "And I Still Speak of It" originally ran in The Nation.Follow her on Twitter: @rachzuck.