E. Smith Sleigh was educated at the universities of Delaware and Michigan, taught at the college level, and has traveled extensively. She now lives in Robert Penn Warren and Edgar Cayce country where she draws inspiration. She won finalist designation in several literary and academic competitions including Eastern Kentucky University’s academic journal Nine Patch: A Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies. sleigh appeared or is forthcoming in Paper Darts, Squalorly, Kumquat Poetry, Kaleidoscope, Pankhearst, PRISM International, The Criterion, Silver Birch Press, Orion, Five2One, Rat’s Ass Review, Corvus Review and elsewhere. On her website, http://esmithsleigh.weebly.com/, she blogs about philosophical theory and writing.