Karin Gottshall is the author of two award-winning collections of poems and three chapbooks published by independent presses. Her most recent book is The River Won’t Hold You (Ohio State University Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in national literary journals such as The Kenyon ReviewCrazyhorseFIELD, and Colorado Review. She teaches poetry writing at Middlebury College and directs the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf.