Dolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History and Building Suburbia. Her poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Ecotone, Yale Review, The Common, and Best American Poetry. She is the author of two collections, American Yard and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner. A third is forthcoming in May 2019 from Red Hen Press. Exuberance is set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.