Maria Zoccola is a Southern writer with deep roots in the Mississippi Delta. She has writing degrees from Emory University and Falmouth University. Her speculative work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex, DreamForge, Luna Station Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her literary work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, The Massachusetts Review, Colorado Review, Spillway, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association.