Laura Neuman received her M.A. in poetry in 2011; she also has an M.F.A. from the Bard College Milton Avery School of the Arts. Her books include Stop the Ocean (Stockport Flats, 2014), and The Busy Life (winner of the 2012 Gazing Grain chapbook contest). Her poems have appeared in Troubling the Line: An Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Tinge, Omniverse, and other publications.