Karen George, MFA, poet and fiction-writer, is author of the poetry chapbooks Into the Heartland (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Inner Passage (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014),and The Seed of Me (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and the full-length poetry collection Swim Your Way Back (Dos Madres Press, 2014). She's received grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women and The Kentucky Arts Council. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Adirondack Review, Louisville Review, Memoir, Naugatuck River Review, Tupelo Press 30/30 Website, Border Crossing, Permafrost, Wind, Still, and Blue Lyra Review. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and has taught fiction writing at The University of Cincinnati. You can read her interviews and poetry reviews at Poetry Matters: http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com. She is co-founder and fiction editor of the online literary and art journal, Waypoints, at: http://www.waypointsmag.com.