Ray Ball currently lives on the land of the Dena’ina, where she works as a history professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the author of four books, including the chapbooks Tithe of Salt (Louisiana Literature, 2019) and Lararium (Variant Lit, 2020). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including descant, Glass, Orange Blossom Review, and Waccamaw, and have received multiple nominations for Pushcart and Best of the Net. She is a poetry editor at Coffin Bell and serves on the board of directors of Alaska Women Speak. You can find her on Twitter @ProfessorBall.
Lead image: “Finch” (via Flickr user Matthias Liffers)