Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections What The Willow Said As It Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014), and the chapbook The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press, 2009). She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She serves as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (2015-2017) and has been published in numerous journals including The Cincinnati Review, Los Angeles Review, PANK, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Marquette, MI. A longtime activist, Scarpino has worked for presidential campaigns, voter registration drives, anti-war movements, feminist campaigns, and environmental organizations. Her current interests include the intersection of elegy and witness, the art and politics of clean water, fairy tales, and childhood mythologies.