Susanna Childress’ first book, Jagged with Love, was selected by Billy Collins for the 2005 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her second book, Entering the House of Awe, was published in the Green Rose Series from New Issues Press and won the 2012 Society of Midland Authors Award. In 2015, Sherman Alexie selected one of her poems for The Best American Poetry series. She is an associate poetry editor at 32 Poems, writes short fiction and creative nonfiction, and comprises half of the music group Ordinary Neighbors, whose full-length album, The Necessary Dark, draws on her writing. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Hope College.