Lesley Jenike is the author of full-length poetry collections Ghost of Fashion (CW Books) and Holy Island (Gold Wake), and chapbooks How We Came Ashore (Dancing Girl Press) and Punctum : (Kent State University Press, 2017). Her poems and essays have appeared or will appear soon in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, At Length, NELLE, phoebe, The Bennington Review, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Rattle, Smartish Pace, Waxwing, Blackbird, Passages North, and many other journals. She's the recipient of awards, fellowships, and scholarships from the Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. She was awarded an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University in 2003 and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. She's currently a regular blogger for Ploughshares as well as Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio where she lives with her husband and two small children.