JANINE HARRISON, M.A., M.F.A. poet, fiction writer, and nonfictionist, teaches creative writing at Purdue University Northwest. She wrote If We Were Birds (Moria, 2017). Her work has also appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, A&U, Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and other publications. Former Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras included Janine in his The Wabash Watershed “Six Indiana Women Poets” feature. Her most recent scholarly texts have been published or are forthcoming in Women Versed in Myth: Modern Women Poets and CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing. She is a former leader of the literary not-for-profit organization, Indiana Writers’ Consortium, and has given speeches and readings as well as led workshops and other literary events around the Midwest. Janine is a poetry reviewer for Florida Review. She lives in Highland, Indiana, with her husband, fiction writer Michael Poore, and daughter, Jianna Sol; in fact, she has been selected to serve as the 2017 Poet Laureate of Highland and is eager to foster poetry in her town and surrounding communities.