Maril Crabtree grew up in Memphis and New Orleans but calls the Midwest home. Her most recent chapbook is Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press). She also authored Dancing with Elvis (Top Hat & Tails Press) and Moving On (Pudding House Press), and edited four anthologies of poetry and essays published by Adams Media. Her work has appeared in journals including The DMQ Review, Coal City Review, Main Street Rag, Persimmon Tree, Third Wednesday, and 2014 Poet’s Market. She previously served as poetry editor for Kansas City Voices.