Charity Gingerich is from Akron/Canton, OH, but she lived in Morgantown, WV, and taught at WVU for the past six years. Last summer found her singing with a Mennonite choral group in Poland for 3 weeks. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Moon City Review, The Laurel Review, Arts & Letters and Quiddity. Recently her poem “The Afterlife of Lepidoptera” won 2nd place in Ruminate Magazine’s Janet B. McCabe poetry competition, judged this year by Jeanne Murray Walker. Her full-length poetry manuscript, After June, was a semifinalist in Crab Orchard Review’s poetry series in fall 2014.