Holly Bass is a writer, performer and director. Her most recent body of work explores the endless allure of booty—from the Venus Hottentots to video vixens. A Cave Canem fellow, her poems have appeared in Callaloo, nocturnes (re)view, and the anthologies Role Call, Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC and The Ringing Ear, Black Poets Lean South. She was a founding member of DC WritersCorps and continues to work as a teaching artist in schools, colleges and community centers. She has received numerous grants from the DC Arts Commission and was one of twenty artists nationwide to receive 2008 Future Aesthetics grant from the Ford Foundation/Hip Hop Theater Festival. In 2014, she initiated a year-round creative writing and performance program at Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention center in northeast DC.