Annmarie O'Connell's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Sixth Finch, Juked, Room Maga- zine, Verse Daily, Slipstream, SOFTBLOW, Vinyl Poetry, Thrush, Escape Into Life, 2River View and many other wonderful journals. She is the author of four collections of poetry. Annmarie works on a Mobile Crisis Response team and currently lives on the south side of Chicago with her partner & two dogs & two sons. She is very excited about being 10 weeks away from graduating as a clinical mental health counselor. Also, she loves you.