Nichole Christian is a writer, a passionate photographer, and a lover of all things creative. She is coauthor of Canvas Detroit, an award-winning look at some of the city’s top public artists. Her writing also appears in Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from The New York Times; at Essay’d.org, an online arts journal; in The Detroit Anthology; and in Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood. Most days you can find her blending and exploring forms on Instagram. Strongbox is Nichole’s first published poem.