Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge. He is Diné and holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a winner of the 2018 Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, was selected by Kathy Fagan for Milkweed as a winner for the 2018 National Poetry Series. He currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.