Christie Collins has just completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Cardiff University. As part of her degree program, she teaches creative writing workshops and literature seminars for Cardiff University. She has also taught in the English Departments at Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University. Her critical and creative work has been published in Stirring, Phantom Drift, Kenyon Review Online, North Carolina Literary Review, Entropy, Cold Mountain Review, Chicago Review of Books, Canyon Voices, Appalachian Heritage, Poetry South, Poetry Wales, Still: The Journal, Wicked Alice, So to Speak, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. Her chapbook titled Along the Diminishing Stretch of Memory was published in 2014 by Dancing Girl Press, and her first collection of poems, titled The Art of Coming Undone, will be published in 2021 by Eyewear Publishing. This collection includes a collaboration with Dutch artist Erna Kuik, which pairs eleven of Erna's linocut images with Christie's poems. Follow Christie on Instagram: @christiecollinswrites.