Jourdan Imani Keith is Seattle’s 2019-2022 Civic Poet. Featured in Forbes and on NPR, her Orion Magazine essays, “Desegregating Wilderness” and “At Risk,” appear in the Best American Science and Nature Writing Anthology, as well as textbooks. The founder of Urban Wilderness Project she leads its R U An Endangered Species™ Women and Whales First: Poetry in a Climate of Change campaign. A recipient of the 2022 US Water Alliance Outstanding Artist prize and a 2018 Americans for the Arts award, her TEDx Talk, Your Body of Water became the theme for King County’s 2016-2018 Poetry on Buses. Her memoir in essays, Tugging at the Web, is forthcoming from University of Washington Press. Her work appears in Prairie Schooner.