Kathryn Petruccelli holds a degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Her work has appeared in various venues, including Rattle, Ruminate‘s blog, Word Riot, and regional anthologies of western Massachusetts and California’s Monterey Bay. Her essay “How to Read this Essay” was a winner of San Francisco’s LitQuake essay contest. Kathryn loves radio and the west coast and once upon a time interviewed amazing literary figures on the former while living on the latter. She is currently finishing a series of poems based on the historical derivation of the letters of the alphabet. More at poetroar.com.