Jaime R. Wood is the author of Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom (NCTE 2006). Her poems have appeared in Dislocate, Matter, Juked, ZYZZYVA, DIAGRAM, Phantom Drift, among others. She currently teaches literature, composition, and business writing at Clackamas Community College and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their family of cats. When she’s not knee deep in academia, she can be found practicing the violin in her 120-year-old house. She hopes to someday be great.