Sasha Steensen is the author of four books of poems, House of Deer (Fence Books, 2014); The Method (Fence Books, 2008); A Magic Book, which won the Alberta duPont Bonsal Prize (Fence Books, 2004); and Gatherest ( Ahsahta Press,  2017).  Recent work has appeared in Kenyon ReviewWest BranchOmniverse, and Dusie.  “Openings: Into Our Vertical Cosmos” was recently published as an online chapbook by Essay Press. She teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Colorado State University, where she also serves as a poetry editor for Colorado Review.