Alysse McCanna was born and raised in the Midwest and relocated to sunny Colorado after graduating from Smith College in 2007.  She holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College.  Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Driftwood, Madcap, Coal Hill Review, The Olentangy Review, Pilgrimage, and The Comstock Review, among others. You can read her poetry at