Sara Backer’s first book of poetry, Such Luck (Flowstone Press 2019) follows two poetry chapbooks: “Scavenger Hunt” (dancing girl press) and “Bicycle Lotus” (Left Fork), which won the Turtle Island Poetry Prize. Her writing has been honored with residency fellowships from the Norton Island and Djerassi programs and with eight Pushcart nominations. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recent publications include Qu, Nonbinary Review, The Pedestal, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Moria, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Bamboo Ridge, and Tar River Poetry. After living in Costa Rica, Japan, and both coasts of the U.S., she has settled in the Merrimack River watershed with white pines, red oaks, and black bears. Website: sarabacker.com.