She is co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation and the co-editor of The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (Anchor Books, 2004), a collection of essays that examines issues ranging from criminal justice and media to globalization and immigration through a gender lens.
She is also the author of The Morning Hour, a collection of poems that was selected in 2003 by C.D. Wright for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship and the forthcoming collection, A Matter of Gathering / A Gathering of Matter (University of Georgia Press, 2007), winner of the 2006 Cave Canem Book Prize.
Dawn is a founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets. She currently teaches in the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.