Jill Darling has an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in literature and cultural studies. In addition to a geography of syntax, her poetry collection, Solve For, is available as a full-length e-book at BlazeVox Books. She has also published a small collection of poems, begin with may: a series of moments, and two collaborative chapbooks with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor: at the intersection of 3, and The First Steps are the Deepest. Her critical poetics essays can be found on How2and Something on Paper online. She’s also had poems, essays, and short fiction published in journals including Denver Quarterly, /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, factorial, Rampike, Horse Less Review,Two Serious Ladies, Unlikely Stories, and in the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders. Darling has won awards for creative writing from The Academy of American Poets, and the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts in Indiana. She teaches writing at colleges in and around southeast Michigan and lives in Ypsilanti.