Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes in the Arkansas Ozarks. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of four books and five chapbooks and is the 2020 winner of the Phillip H. McMath Post-Publication Award for The Mercy of Traffic (Unlikely Books, 2019). See other work in pacificREVIEW, San Pedro River Review, Atlanta Review, Freshwater Review, Unlikely Stories and others and forthcoming in Tab. In June Doubleback Books reprinted her 2008 book, Discount Fireworks. Her website is www.wendytaylorcarlisle.com.