is the founder and, until recently, managing editor of Hunger Mountain, an arts journal published by the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches writing at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C., and online for Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. Her poems have been published in the Asheville Poetry Review, Louisiana Literature, and Vermont Magazine, among others. Mercurio has a master of fine arts degree from Vermont College and, while there, designed and edited the Stinehour Press Broadside Series and an anthology of the college’s fiction. A freelance editor, designer, and publisher, she lives in Asheville, N.C..