Rebecca Starks is a freelance editor, founding editor-in-chief of Mud Season Review, and a director of the Burlington Writers Workshop. She teaches literature courses for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning program at the University of Vermont. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and after earning a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Ph.D in English from Stanford University, has sought out writing communities wherever she has lived–Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, and Vermont. Her poems have appeared in Ocean State Review, Rattle, Slice, Carolina Quarterly, Raintown Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review and Tahoma Literary Review. She and her family live in a log cabin in the woods of Richmond, Vermont.