Mary Newell lives in the lower Hudson Valley. Her poems have been published in Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, BlazeVox, Spoon River Poetry Review, Hopper Literary Magazine, About Place, etc. She has also written essays, including “Shades of Melancholy” in Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina. She studies transitional zones, as between exurban and natural environments, and the edges of rivers. She is also a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education.