MARCELLA REMUND is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant, where she teaches at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She also serves as Faculty Advisor for the University’s only creative writing & literary student organization, the Vermillion Literary Project. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, and her poems have been selected for prizes by journal editors, and by judges Odilia Galván Rodríguez and Molly Peacock. Her first full-length manuscript, The Book of Crooked Prayer, won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition from the National Association of State Poetry Societies. Her chapbook, The Sea is My Ugly Twin, is out from Finishing Line Press in 2018. In addition to writing, Marcella plays guitar and ukulele, sings a song or two when she can with the band for which her husband is drummer, knits, and enjoys small-town life. She and her husband live in a multi-generational, multi-species home.