Kate Cumiskey lives with her partner Mikel in coastal central Florida, a few lovely miles from Cape Kennedy where her father designed rockets. She is the author of several books. Her latest manuscript, The Women who gave up their vowels, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Poems from the book have appeared, or will, in Superstition Review, One, High Shelf and other fine literary magazines. An essay concerning the development of her voice, including voluntarily giving up her Alabama drawl to be heard, is forthcoming with Paragon Press. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Florida. Kate writes prose and poems about the margins between the spiritual and natural worlds, and reflectively dwelling there.