Rachel Marie Patterson is the co-founder and editor of Radar Poetry. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her full-length collection Tall Grass With Violence is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2022. Her work appears in Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate, New Plains Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Journal, Thrush, Smartish Pace, and others. The winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize, her poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, the Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net. Most recently, she was a finalist for the 2020 Rita Dove Award from the Center for Women Writers.