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.comThe Daily Beast, The Trace, and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. She is also a PostBourgie alum.