Iris Jamahl Dunkle was the 2017–18 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, California. Her poetry collections include Interrupted Geographies, Gold Passage, and There’s a Ghost in This Machine of Air. She is the author of the biography Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer, published by the University of Oklahoma Press (fall 2020). Dunkle has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, the Lannan Foundation, and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference. She teaches at Napa Valley College and is the Poetry Director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.