Monica Burchfield, a native of northern Florida and of Cuban heritage, has a M.A. in poetry from Georgia State University. Her poems have been published in journals such as Kudzu Review, Mêlée, Rhino, Rattle, New South, Deep South Magazine, Terra Incognita, Dappled Things, The Healing Muse, Glass, Willow Springs, and Jelly Bucket. She has a chapbook published by La Vita Poetica Press entitled Lapis Lazuli. She currently teaches creative writing at Georgia Highlands College in Marietta, where she resides with her husband and four children.