Eve Ewing is a sociologist, essayist, and poet. Her 2017 book, Electric Arches, explores black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, prose, and visual art. She’s also the author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism & School Closings on Chicago's South Side, coming this fall. She and fellow Read This Summer author Hanif Abdurraqib are a two-person poetry collective called Echo Hotel. She lives in Chicago.