Beth McDermott is the author of Figure 1 (Pine Row Press), a 2022 finalist for the Foreword Indies and a 2023 finalist for the da Vinci Eye/Eric Hoffer Award; and a chapbook titled How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press). Her poetry appears in journals such as Pine Row, Tupelo Quarterly, Terrain.org, and Memorious. Reviews appear in American Book Review, After the Art, Kenyon Review Online, and RHINO Reviews. She’s the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL., an Illinois Speaks Micro-Grant, and first place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. She has been an editor at Kudzu House Quarterly, RHINO, and Cider Press Review.