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Anna Lena Phillips Bell is a writer, teacher, editor, and maker. Her book Ornament received the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize and is forthcoming in spring 2017. She is the recipient of a 2015 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, and her recent work includes an artist’s book and travel-sized guide to poetic forms, A Pocket Book of Forms, selected for inclusion in exhibitions at Abecedarian Gallery and Asheville Bookworks. The first installment of Forces of Attention, a series of objects designed to help people mediate their interactions with connective technologies, is available here; users’ experience with the object is documented at tditny.tumblr.com. More on these and other projects can be found at todointhenewyear.net, and on Instagram: @thenewnewyear.