Dawn Leas is the author of Take Something When You Go (Winter Goose Publishing 2016), and I Know When to Keep Quiet (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. In past lives, she has been a copywriter, English teacher and worked in higher-education. Currently, she’s a writing coach and teaching artist for Arts in Education NEPA and the Philadelphia Arts in Education Program, partner organizations of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. She’s a proud back-of-the pack runner, newbie hiker, salt-water lover, and mom of two grown sons. For more information, please visit www.thehammockwriter.com.