Jeanann Verlee is the author of Racing Hummingbirds (Write Bloody Publishing) and recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry. She has also been awarded the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, and failbetter, among others. She is a poetry editor for Union Station Magazine. Verlee is a former punk rocker who wears polka dots and kisses Rottweilers. She believes in you.
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