Iris Jamahl Dunkle’s debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, won the Trio Award and was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbook Inheritance was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010, and her second chapbook, The Flying Trolley, will be published by Finishing Line Press is July 2013. Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writer’s Conference. Dunkle received her B.A. from the George Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University, and her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.