Shelby Newsom, a native of Colorado, currently resides in Michigan, where backpacking has acquainted her with watery birch forests and sandstone shorelines. She is the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager at Autumn House Press and the Poetry Editor for Coal Hill Review. She received her MFA in Poetry from Chatham University, and her poems, which are often steeped in the natural world, have been featured in Flyway: Journal of Writing & EnvironmentHawk & Whippoorwill, Pilgrimage MagazineThe Hopper, and elsewhere. shelbynewsom.com.