Samantha Kolber’s poems have appeared in Hummingbird: The Magazine of the Short Poem, Red Silk: A Red Tent Anthology, Hunger Mountain, Minerva Rising, The Meadow, PoemCity, and elsewhere. Prizes include runner-up in the 2010 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and a first place 2014 J. Richard Barry Memorial Award from The Poetry Society of Vermont. She received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in 2014, and recently completed a post-grad semester at the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. She lives in Montpelier, Vt., with her family and coordinates author events for her favorite independent bookstore, Bear Pond Books. Samantha is also the new associate director of sales & marketing at Tupelo Press.