Bethany Breitland was born in northern Indiana. Her people are cult members, truckers, doctors, child- mothers, and business tycoons. She has lived, studied, and taught on the West Coast, the South, and New England. Breitland earned her undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, and her MFA from Vermont College. As an educator and activist, she has worked for over 20 years concerning women’s rights and the LGBTQ community. Recipient of various poetry prizes, this is her first full length book of poems. She lives with her children and her partner outside of Burlington, Vermont.