Laurie Saurborn is the author of two poetry collections, Industry of Brief Distraction (Saturnalia Books, 2015) and Carnavoria (Hangman Books, 2012), and a chapbook, Patriot (Forklift, OH, 2013). An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient, her writing and photography have appeared in Rkvry Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has worked as a psychiatric RN and taught creative writing at UT Austin. Currently she serves as Book Reviews Editor for The Night Heron Barks. In May she graduates with an MS in Nursing and begins work as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.