Ethel Morgan Smith is author of From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Her essay “Love Means Nothing” won the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Prize. “We Ready” was a finalist for the Jeanne M. Lieby Prize and was published in the Florida Review. She has also published in the New York Times, Callaloo, and African American Review. Smith has been a Fulbright Scholar (Universität of Tübingen, Germany); Rockefeller Fellow (Bellagio, Italy); Visiting Artist (American Academy in Rome); and DuPont Fellow (Randolph Macon Women’s College).