Alysse Kathleen McCanna is the author of FishWife (Black Lawrence Press). Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, The Rumpus, Poet Lore, TriQuarterly, and other journals. She holds a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University, an MFA from Bennington College, and serves as Associate Editor of Pilgrimage Magazine. Alysse is an Associate Professor of English at Colorado Mountain College in the Vail Valley.