Donna Spruijt-Metz is a professor of psychology and of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a recent MacDowell Fellow. Her poetry and translations have appeared in venues such as The Tahoma Review, Inflectionist Review, Cortland Review, EcoTheo, Psaltery & Lyre, Poetica, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. Her chapbooks are Slippery Surfaces (Finishing Line Press) and And Haunt the World (with co-author Flower Conroy, Ghost City Press). Her full manuscript General Release from the Beginning of the World will appear with Free Verse Editions (Parlor Press) in 2022.