Jennifer Kabat has been awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, BOMB, the Believer, and the White Review. Her essay “Rain Like Cotton” is in Best American Essays 2018, and she’s working on a book, Ghostlands, about grief, modernism, and progressive uprisings as she rebuilds her parents’ glass house in rural America. She teaches at the New School and NYU and is a member of her local fire department. Her blue obsession grew out of a meditation on the color commissioned by the Kunsthalle Wien for its exhibition Blue Times.