Francine Witte grew up in Queens, NY and attended the University of Vermont, SUNY Binghamton and Vermont College. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press compe- tition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). In addition to writing, she enjoys photography. A retired English teacher, Francine lives in New York.
Francine was our 2015 Slippery Elm Poetry Prize winner.