Laray Polk is a writer and multimedia artist. Her articles have appeared in print in The Dallas Morning News and online at Common Dreams, CounterPunch, Pacific Free Press, Sri Lanka Guardian, and Znet.<BR><BR>Her multimedia exhibitions include Gaza Zoo (a project centered around the politics of captivity); and The Beautiful Obstacle (a history of the military-industrial complex at MIT). Research projects include the study of Cambodian palm-leaf manuscripts at Cornell University, interviews with Navajo Code Talkers in New Mexico, and travel to living Maya communities and archeological sites in and around the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.<BR><BR>She received her BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MA and MFA from the University of Dallas.