Jennifer Sperry Steinorth is a poet, educator, collaborative artist, & licensed builder/designer. She has never quite recovered from a torrid affair with dance. A private investigator has reported questionable encounters in the kitchen, at weddings, on whiskey nights, & the empty produce aisle. Her poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Colorado Review, The Journal, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Sixth Finch, Quarterly West & elsewhere. She remembers not so very long ago when she thought old people were rather boring & hopes you will be merciful. A chapbook, Forking The Swift, was published in 2010. Her full-length collection, “A Wake with Nine Shades”, a finalist for the Hillary Gravendyk Prize, the Barrow Street Prize and Press 53 open read, was published by Texas Review Press in 2019. A hybrid text of visual poetry/erasure is forthcoming from TRP Spring of 2021. She is grateful to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Warren Wilson College (whence an MFA in poetry), & The Bear River Writers Conference for grants, community, time to write & boosts of morale. Her mother taught her to sew. When clients ask about her architectural education she replies pink tights. She is proud of the two humans she is helping to raise. She has taught creative writing, English, dance, visual arts, theatre arts, & sustainable building practices. She teaches at Northwestern Community College and elsewhere. Her husband is a marvelous cook. She likes talking about herself in the third person.