Mary Newell lives in the lower Hudson Valley, where she curates the Hudson Highlands Poetry Series. She is the author of the chapbook TILT/ HOVER/ VEER and poems in BlazeVox, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, Spoon River Poetry Review, Hopper Literary Magazine, Earth’s Daughters, Written River, About Place, Chronogram, etc. She has also written essays, including “Shades of Melancholy” in Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina, by Will Alexander, Heller Levinson, and Mary Newell, as well as entries on Dickinson and Whitman for the Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature (McFarland Press). In addition to being a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, Dr. Newell (MA Columbia, BA Berkeley) received a doctorate from Fordham University in American Literature and the Environment. She has taught literature and writing at Fordham University, West Point, and other colleges. She is co-editor of Ecopoetics of the More-than-Human World, a forthcoming ecopoetic issue of Dispatches journal <dispatchespoetrywars.com>, to be followed by a print anthology.