Virginia Chase Sutton's chapbook, Down River, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her second book, What Brings You to Del Amo, won the Morse Poetry Prize. Her third book, Of a Transient Nature, was published last year (Knut House Press). Embellishments (Chatoyant) was her first. Winner of the Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry at Bread Loaf's Writer's Conference and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and six times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and many other literary magazines, journals, and anthologies. She lives in Tempe, Arizona, with her husband.