Sybil Baker is the author of The Life Plan, Talismans, and Into This World, which received an Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention, and was a finalist for Foreword’s Best Book of the Year Award. Recent work has appeared in Guernica, Glimmer Train, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Collagist. She teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and is on faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong and the Yale Writers’ Conference. A MakeWork Artist Grant recipient, she is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat. Many things she thought were defunct she has discovered have merely been rebranded: peg legs are now skinny jeans, mods are hipsters, experimental fiction is CNF, smart drugs are performance enhancers, war is peace. She lives in a house built in 1927, and loves that it has a vintage wall-mounted “Drink Coca-Cola” bottle opener just as you exit the kitchen. It is not defunct.