Elisa Albo is the author of the poetry collection Passage to America and Each Day More, a collection of elegies. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. In Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing (Beacon Press) Albo collaborated with Richard Blanco, Caridad Moro, and Nikki Moustaki. Grabbed is a gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being “grabbed,” or in any way assaulted. The #MeToo movement, the infamous Access Hollywood tape, and the depraved and hypocritical actions of celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and other powerful people have caused people all over the nation to speak out in outrage. The editors asked writers and poets — including Rita Dove, Jericho Brown, Eileen Miles, Ana Menendez and Sapphire, as well as some newer voices —to add to the conversation about what being “grabbed” means to them. What they received are often searing, heart-rending works, ranging in topic from sexual misconduct to racial injustice, from an unwanted caress to rape, expressed in powerful, beautifully crafted prose and poetry.