Jeanann Verlee is author of Said the Manic to the Muse and Racing Hummingbirds (recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in poetry). She has been awarded the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, and failbetter, among others. Verlee wears polka dots and kisses Rottweilers. She believes in you.