Ra Avis is an award-winning blogger, and the author of Sack Nasty: Prison Poetry (2016), Dinosaur-Hearted (2018), and Flowers and Stars (2018). 

She is a once-upon-a-time inmate, a reluctantly-optimistic widow, and a generational storyteller. Ra works in incarceration awareness and education, and writes regularly at Rarasaur.com.