Nathaniel Vincent Mohatt is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale where he researches community arts in behavioral health services. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Community Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an MFA in poetry from Saint Mary’s College of California. His dissertation portrays a family’s experience of cancer care through poetry and essay, while his research and professional work has largely been focused on Native American cultural psychology and health promotion. He is a co-founder of the Pirate Pig Press, a community arts promotion extravaganza based out of California. The intertwining of poetry and the arts with community well-being and cultural resiliency are at the root of his work both as a poet and a scientist. He was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and in Fairbanks Alaska, and he is married with two young daughters. He has been published in scientific and literary journals, including MiPOesias, Big Bridge, Jack Magazine, Camas, BorderSenses, and Literary House Review.