Gail Goepfert is an ardent poet, photographer, and teacher. Currently, she's an associate editor of RHINO Poetry and teaches classes online at National Louis University. Her story spans the Midwest in locations between the Mississippi River and northern Ohio, but her passion for travel is endless. She authored a chapbook, A Mind on Pain, (Finishing Line Press 2015), a book, Tapping Roots (Aldrich Press 2018), a second book, and Get Up Said the World, Červená Barva Press, 2020. Collaboratively, she worked with Patrice Boyer Claeys during the Covid months on Honey from the Sun, a book of her centos and Gail's photographs, and a chapbook, This Hard Business of Living, coming out from Seven Kitchens Press in 2021. Glass Lyre Press will publish her latest book of poetry in 2021--Self-Portrait with Thorns. Recent poem publications appear in After Hours, The Examined Life Journal,, Night Heron Barks, Inflectionist Review, and Rogue Agent. She's had four nominations for a Pushcart Prize and this year was nominated for Best of the Net by Night Heron Barks. Her photographs appear online at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Olentangy Review, Storm Cellar, and 3Elements Review and on the cover of February 2015 Rattle. She lives, writes, and snaps photos in the Chicagoland area.