a native of New Orleans, she grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, graduated from Harvard University, and now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her poetry has been published in several literary magazines including Spoon River, New Delta Review, Arkansas Literary Forum, and Slant. She is also a writer of fiction, and the author of two published novels, The Errand of the Eye (August House, 1988) and Dry Bones (August House, 1990); one children’s book; and several short stories. Other recognition for her work includes Arkansas’s Porter Fund for Literary Excellence, the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine, and a residency at the Dairy Hollow Writers’ Colony. She teaches creative writing at Hendrix College and is currently a student in the low-residency MFA program at Queens University. Her most recent novel, Precarious, is not yet published. She is at work on a fourth novel.