Leigh Kirkland (The Water Park Closes For the Season) is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. She has recently published on-line in Two Rivers View, Valaparaiso Poetry Review, Poetry Midwest, and cleansheets.com. Her poems have also appeared in Bloodroot, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Comstock Review; her fiction in Harpur Palate. Other work is forthcoming in Shades of December and Sarasota Review.