Gail Goepfert is an ardent poet, photographer, and teacher. Currently, she reads lots of poems as an associate editor of RHINO Poetry. Her story spans the Midwest in locations between the Mississippi River and northern Ohio, but she her passion for travel is endless. She authored a chapbook, A Mind on Pain, released by Finishing Line Press early in 2015. Publications past and forthcoming include Blue Lyra, Crab Orchard and Jet Fuel Reviews, Minerva Rising, Found Poetry Review, Kudzu House, Concis, Room Magazine and Rattle, and she's had three nominations for a Pushcart Prize. Her photographs appear online at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Olentangy Review, 3Elements Review and on the cover of February 2015 Rattle. She lives, writes, and snaps photos in the Chicagoland area.