Michelle Menting is the author of Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books), and two poetry chapbooks. She is the recipient of awards from Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences, Hill House Artist Residency, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, and the National Park Service Artist-in-Residence program where she served as poet-in-residence on Isle Royale National Park. Her writing has been featured widely and in such places as American Life in Poetry, Cimarron Review, The Southeast Review, DIAGRAM, and Harpur Palate, among other publications. Michelle grew up in the northwoods of the Great Lakes region and holds an MFA from Northern Michigan University and a PhD from the University of Nebraska. Previously an editor of Prairie Schooner, Passages North, and Northern New England Review, she is now the assistant editor of Split Rock Review. She lives in mid-coast Maine.