TARA DEAL is a writer and editor in New York City. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in magazines such as failbetter, Flyway, nthposition, and The Literary Bohemian. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press) and of a novella, Palms Are Not Trees After All, which won the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize from Texas Review Press. Forthcoming work includes a story in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (Norton). Find her online at www.taradeal.com.