Rafaella Del Bourgo earned her M.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in Puerto Del Sol, Rattle, and Oberon. Her awards include the 2006 Helen Pappas Prize. The League of Minnesota Poets in 2009. The Alan Ginsberg Poetry Award in 2010 and the Paumanok Poetry Award in 2012. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Northern Colorado Writers first prize for poetry. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times. Her new collection Inexplicable Business: Poems Domestic and Wild is due out in February 2014 by Finishing Line Press.