Rhiannon Thorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. Currently she resides in Baton Rouge where she is an MFA candidate in poetry at Louisiana State University; the managing editor of cahoodaloodaling, a Sundress Publications journal; an associate interviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly; president of the fee-free Tandem Reader Awards; former Interview/Reviews Editor for New Delta Review; and current Co-Director of the Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Raquel’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Midwest Quarterly, and The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, among others. She may also be reached by email at rhiannon_thorne [at] live [dot] com or on twitter.