Anna Cates is a graduate of Indiana State University (M.A. English and Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction/English), and National University (M.F.A. Creative Writing). She teaches online college writing and literature and graduate education. Her awards include First Place in Indiana State University’s Arion Poetry Contest, First Place in Ohio Poetry Day’s Welcome Aboard Contest, First Place in Ohio Poetry Day’s Haiku for Betty Contest, and Ohio Poetry Day’s Evan Lodge Workshop Contest Award. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize and the Dwarf Stars, Elgin, and Rhysling awards. Her books include: The Meaning of Life (Cyberwit Press), The Frog King (Cyberwit Press), The Darkroom (Prolific Press), The Golem & the Nazi (Red Moon Press), The Journey (Wipf & Stock), Love in the Time of Covid (Wipf & Stock), and The Poison Tree: A Peace Play (Wipf & Stock). She resides in Wilmington, Ohio, with her beautiful kitties, Freddie and Fifi.