New’s work is rooted in the precarious landscape of the Gulf Coast, where she reckons with extinction and maternal inheritance. She has a background in anthropology, with research interests in human-nature relationships, narrative-making, and maternal justice. Her interdisciplinary projects include ecopoetic short films, ethnographic research in Madagascar, poetry translations, and environmental collaborations with musicians and filmmakers.
Her debut poetry collection, A History of Half-Birds, will be published by Milkweed Editions in January 2024. She is currently a Creative Careers Resident at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.