Julianna McCarthy is a prize-winning poet based in the Los Padres National Forest. Her work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Alehouse, The New Southerner Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Best Poem, and others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from New England College. She is currently at work on a full-length collection of poems called ‘Night Surgery.’ She has a large dog named Liberty and a small cat named Neville Longbottom. Because at this point her biography is only seventy four words long, Ms. McCarthy would like you to know that she is awfully fond of the lyric “The stars above are brightly shining because they’ve nothing else to do…” from Molly Bawn.