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Kelsey Erin Shipman is a poet, performer and educator. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has written for The Austin Chronicle, USA Today and small presses across the country. She has worked as a union organizer, tele-marketer and sold fireworks at a roadside stand in rural Texas. For the past two years, she taught performance poetry to middle schoolers in South Austin and is now receiving her M.F.A in Creative Writing from Texas State University. Though she has performed her work on four continents, her poetry is rooted in the landscape, culture and politics of her home in central Texas. Read her work at www.kelseyshipman.com. Cindy Huyser is co-editor of the Texas Poetry Calendar. Her poetry can be found in The Comstock Review, Borderlands, and Wild Plum, as well as numerous anthologies.