Shannon Phillips earned her MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. She is also the founding editor of Picture Show Press and the recipient of the 28th Moon Prize from Writing In A Woman’s Voice. Her most recent chapbook, Body Parts, was published by dancing girl press in 2017. After teaching ESL for 3 years, she decided to study Arabic and hopes to one day work in the field of translation. When she is not busy courting her cat’s affection or letting her tea get cold, she is probably obsessing over something: a line, a muse, a font.