City Books respectfully acknowledges that we are on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Lenape, Osage, and Shawnee peoples, among others. The process of knowing and acknowledging the land we stand on is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude for the indigenous people who valued this watershed and that as readers and writers we owe a debt of gratitude to the nations who came before us — without whom a literature of the Americas would not exist.