Colleen Webster lives at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where she runs, bikes, kayaks, and walks with her dog. When she comes inside she works as a Professor of English, writing and teaching at Harford Community College, waiting for her next outdoor foray. In addition to her academic background in literature, she has been pursuing a Master Naturalist Certificate from Harford County Parks and a certificate in Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry and essays have been or will be published by the Maryland Poetry Review, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Tacenda, Milkweed Editions, Poetry Midwest, Sunspinner, Penumbra, and the Disquieting Muses Quarterly Review. She has served as a Speaker for the Maryland Humanities Council, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2002 and 2004, and awarded the O’Henry Prize for Literary Excellence in 2004.