JENNIFER HORNE grew up in Arkansas, graduated from Hendrix College, and has lived in Alabama since 1986. She received an M.A. (English), an M.F.A. (Creative Writing), and an M.A. (Community Counseling-Gerontology) from the University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher in college, high school, and elementary schools and as a journal, magazine, and book editor. She is the editor of Working the Dirt: An Anthology of Southern Poets (NewSouth Books, 2003), a SEBA 2003 Poetry Book of the Year nominee, and co-editor, with Wendy Bruce, of All out of Faith: Southern Women and Spirituality (University of Alabama Press). She is the poetry book review editor for First Draft, the journal of the Alabama Writers Forum. Her poetry publications include a chapbook, Miss Betty’s School of Dance (bluestocking press, 1997), and poems in numerous journals, mostly southern.