Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University, where she also studied Composition and Rhetoric. Currently enrolled in Syracuse University's MLIS program, she also works as a freelance writing coach and editor. In past lives, Gillian has directed a university writing center, taught creative writing, literature, professional writing, and ESOL/ELL classes, dabbled in web development, managed an independent video store, and babysat. She has twelve nieces and nephews, for whom she almost exclusively purchases books. She has written two chapbooks: Focus on Grammar (from dancing girl press, 2012) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (from Aforementioned Productions, 2011). Her work has been published in numerous journals and in the anthology A Face to Meet the Faces (from University of Akron Press, 2012). In 2010, her poem "Under the Big Top" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Gillian likes robots, knitting, small woodland creatures, film noir, gin, and the library.