M. L. BROWN is also the author of Drought, winner of the Claudia Emerson Chapbook award. Her work has appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Tinderbox, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, PMS PoemMemoirStory, and Not Somewhere Else, But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place. When not working on poetry, she devotes her time to raising funds for a not for profit health care clinic in Santa Barbara, California. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles and lives in Santa Barbara, California. Please visit her website at: www.emelbrown.com.