Rachael Lyon is a poet and translator. Her chapbook, The Normal Heart and How It Works (2011), won the White Eagle Coffee Store Poetry Chapbook Award and was a finalist for the Black River Chapbook Competition. She received a Fulbright grant to Vienna, Austria, for her work translating poetry from German. Her most recent translation project, a book-length collection of contemporary poetry by Irmgard Löschner, ein Baum voll perlgrauer Tauben (2018), was published by Verlag Berger. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and dog and teaches writing at Penn State.