Katie Kalisz is a Professor in the English Department at Grand Rapids Community College, where she teaches composition and creative writing. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Loyola University of Chicago, and Queens University of Charlotte. Quiet Woman, her first book, was a finalist for the 2018 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, The Michigan Poet, Red Paint Hill, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Unbroken Journal, among others. She lives in Michigan with her husband and their three children.