holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in professional writing. She has previously published in The Café Review, as well as in Quiddity, Diner, The Dryland Fish, The Blue Fig Review, and Busenhalter, among other publications. Demers’ award – winning chapbook, Epicenter, was published in 2007 by Blue Light Press. A poetry teacher, Demers feels fortunate to have heard Agha Shahid Ali read in person at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Williston, Vermont with her brilliant husband and exceptional cat.