Theresa D. Smith received her M.F.A. in poetry from Purdue University, where she served as poetry editor for Sycamore Review, and her B.A. in creative writing from the University of Redlands. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Crab Orchard Review, and Harpur Palate, and have been reprinted in Verse Daily. She won an Academy of American Poets Award last April in a contest judged by Ely Shipley.