Sarah Maclay's latest collections are Music for the Black Room (2011) and The White Bride (2008, both U of Tampa Press). Her debut full-length, Whore, won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Blue Lynx Prize and a semi-finalist for the Kenyon Review/Zoo Press, Cleveland State U, and Tupelo Press first book contests. She is also the author of three chapbooks, as well as “Fugue States Coming Down the Hall” (published in Scenarios: Scripts to Perform). Her poems and criticism have appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present, The Writer’s Chronicle, Poetry Daily, VerseDaily and many other journals, including Poetry International, where she has served for a decade as Book Review Editor. For three years, she was also Artistic Director of The 3rd Area, a gallery-based reading series in DTLA and Bergamot Station. The recipient of six Pushcart nominations and a Pushcart Special Mention, she was named one of five American poets to watch by the Huffington Post in 2013. A native of Montana, she earned a BA from Oberlin and an MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Venice, California, teaches creative writing and literature at Loyola Marymount University, and often conducts workshops at Beyond Baroque.