Sasha Steensen is the author of three previous books: HOUSE OF DEER (2014), THE METHOD (2008), and A MAGIC BOOK (2004), all from Fence Books. Recent work has appeared in Kenyon Review, West Branch, Omniverse, 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. She lives with her husband and two daughters, and she tends a garden, a flock of chickens, a barn cat, and two goats. Her latest book is GATHEREST (Ahsahta Press, 2017).