Rae Paris is from Carson, California. She is a NEA Fellow whose writing appears or is forthcoming in Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts in Los Angeles, Transition Magazine, Guernica, The Common, Solstice, Dismantle, and many others. Her poem “The Forgetting Tree” was selected as Best of the Net 2013. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been supported by residencies at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Hambidge, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and VONA. She lives and writes mostly in East Lansing, Michigan, where she’s Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.