Heather Winterer received her MFA from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was a Schaeffer Fellow in Poetry. She is currently teaching at the College of Northern New Mexico in Espanola and living in Santa Fe Country. Publications include American Poetry Review (pending), Tusculum Review, Interim, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, New Delta Review, The Journal, Nimrod, Literal Latte, and La Fovea. This year her manuscript, The Two Standards, was a finalist for the Poets out Loud Prize and the Motherwell Prize. She also won the 2008 Tusculum Review Prize for poetry, judged by Mary Jo Bang.