M. B. McLatchey is a 2015 Florida Poet Laureate Nominee and recipient of the 2011 American Poet Prize. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Lame God (Utah State University Press) for which she won the 2013 May Swenson Award and Advantages of Believing (Finishing Line Press) forthcoming in July 2015. Excerpts from her recently-completed memoir, Beginner’s Mind, have been published in MEMOIR(and) and were awarded the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Humanities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. More information can be found at her website: www.mbmclatchey.com.