Stephanie L. Harper lives with her husband, two teen children, and a geriatric menagerie in Hillsboro, OR, where she performs the beatified deeds of a Home Schooling Parent and Writer. She earned a B.A. with majors in English and German from Grinnell College, and an M.A. in German literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Harper is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poems have appeared in Sixfold, Rattle, and others. Visit her online at slharperpoetry.wordpress.com and @stephanielharp1 on Twitter.