Kate Buckley's poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, the Cafe Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, Slipstream, and numerous anthologies. She earned an MFA from Spalding University, and she is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press, 2008) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach, 2009). A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. She divides her time between her native Lexington, Kentucky, and Laguna Beach, California where she is the Laguna Beach poet laureate (2017 - 2018).