Ronda Broatch, a graduate of the University of Washington, is the author of the chapbook Some Other Eden (Finishing Line, 2005). Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, American Poetry Journal, Calyx, Dogwood, Diner, Pebble Lake Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Tiferet. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Broatch is the recipient of the 2005 Kay Snow Poetry Award and the 2006 Washington Poets Association William Stafford Award, and was a Pacific Northwest Writers Association winner in 2003. In 2003 and 2004, Broatch attended residencies at Soapstone, A Writing Retreat for Women. She recently completed her latest manuscript, Rib of New Fruit.