The journey for Abraham and the book was years in the making.
Abraham earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry writing from West Virginia University. She then served an assistant professor at private college in Michigan, and later at a university in Iowa.
Then, following a summer writing residency at Ucross in northern Wyoming, Abraham fell in love with the state and actively sought a teaching position in the high plains.
“To put it plainly, I chose LCCC because I wanted to teach in a place where my colleagues and I are collaboratively and respectfully working toward the same goal: the students.”
Previously, Abraham published two poetry chapbooks: Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus (Subito Press, 2008) and Orange Reminds You of Listening (Elixir Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Best New Poets 2005, American Letters & Commentary, Columbia Poetry Review, and LIT, among others.