Michele Battiste is the author of three poetry collections: Ink for an Odd Cartography and Uprising, both from Black Lawrence Press, and Waiting for the Wreck to Burn, which received the 2018 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry ReviewBeloit Poetry JournalThe RumpusMemorious, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught writing workshops for Wichita State University, the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson, KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. She lives in Colorado where she works to fight global climate change.