Rebecca Starks is a founding editor of Mud Season Review, a literary journal run by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop. She teaches literature courses for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning program at the University of Vermont and is the writing coach for middle and high school students at NuVu. After earning a Ph.D in English from Stanford University and a B.A. in English from Yale University, she has sought out writing communities and workshops wherever she has lived. 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.