Heather Dobbins graduated from the College Scholars program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a Master of Education degree from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College in Vermont. Her poems and reviews have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, The Southern Poetry Anthology (Tennessee), and TriQuarterly Review, among others. She has been awarded scholarships and fellowships to Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts' workshop in Auvillar, France. Her book of poems, In the Low Houses, was published in March 2014 by Kelsay Press. She is honored to serve as one of the chairs of the Mid-South Book Festival. A flatlander native of Memphis, she recently moved to the hills of Fort Smith, Arkansas. For more information, visit heatherdobbins.net.