Laurie Kolp has poems appearing in Whale Road Review, concis, Rust + Moth, Bracken, Up the Staircase, PITH, and more. Lover of running, almonds, and key lime pie, Kolp is forever in search of the best word. She is author of the poetry collection Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing) and chapbook Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press). She lives and teaches in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Learn more at http://lauriekolp.com.