Author BioLindsey Martin-Bowen teaches writing at MCC-Longview and taught at UMKC 18 years. In 2013, Chatter House Press released Inside Virgil’s Garage, her second poetry collection that includes “Bonsai Tree Gone Awry,” nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Woodley Press published her first full-length collection, Standing on the Edge of the World, which McClatchy newspapers named one of the Ten Top Poetry Books of 2008. Paladin Contemporaries released her novels Hamburger Haven (2009) and Cicada Grove (1992). Her work has appeared in New Letters, I-70 Review, Bare Root Review, Rockhurst Review, Coal City Review, Flint Hills Review, and other literary magazines.