Kerry Trautman lives in Findlay, OH, and is a founding member of Toledo’s Almeda St. Poets, and the Toledo Poetry Museum. She is often seen at local poetry readings and events such as Artomatic 419, 100-Thousand Poets for Change, Back to Jack, and the Columbus Arts Festival. In addition to the 2014 issue of Slippery Elm, Kerry’s poetry and fiction have appeared in several print and online journals, including Midwestern Gothic, Alimentum, The American Journal of Nursing, Semaphore, The Fourth River, and Third Wednesday, as well as in anthologies such as Tuesday Night at Sam and Andy’s Uptown Café (Westron Press, 2001), Mourning Sickness (Omniarts, 2008), Roll (Telling Our Stories Press, 2012), and Journey to Crone (Chuffed Buff Books, 2013). Her unpublished poetry collection, Leaning Into It, was a semifinalist for the 2015 Crab Orchard Series FirstBook Award. Her poetry chapbooks are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press, 2012) and To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press, 2015).