Kory Wells is author of Heaven Was the Moon, a poetry chapbook from March Street Press. After many years in software development, she now works as a writer, teaching artist, and advocate for the arts, literacy, democracy, afternoon naps, and other good causes. Twice a finalist for the Rash Award for Poetry, Kory’s work appears in Christian Science Monitor, POEM, Unsplendid, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and other publications. She also performs her poetry on the album Decent Pan of Cornbread, a collaboration with her daughter, old-time musician Kelsey Wells. A 7th generation Tennessean, Kory lives near Nashville and mentors poetry students in the low-residency program MTSU Write.