Monica Potts is a writer who returned to her hometown in northern Arkansas to work on a book, forthcoming from Knopf. She is a former fellow with the New America Foundation. She writes about a variety of subjects, including poverty, politics, and culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The American Prospect, New York magazine, Vogue.com, The Daily Beast, The Trace, and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. She is also a PostBourgie alum.