Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Genevieve Kaplan is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She currently lives in Southern California where she is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. She is the founding editor of the Toad Press International Chapbook Series, which publishes literary translations, and a co-editor of The Loudest Voice: Volume 1 anthology. Her poems and essays have been published in numerous journals, including Jubilat, Gulf Coast, Jacket, Copper Nickel, Fence, and Northwest Review. In the ice house is her first book of poetry.