Carolyne Whelan received her MFA in cross-genre at Chatham University, where she won first finalist for Best Thesis. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Sacramento Poetry Center Prize for a Single Poem, and a partial scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center. Her first chapbook, The Glossary of Tania Aebi, will be published by Finishing Line Press in August, 2011. Her work has appeared or is forth-coming in Eclectica, Poetry Now, and Chapter & Verse, among others, as well as in a collaborative chapbook, Are You Free? (Glass Key Press, 2009). She lives in Pittsburgh, PA as a part-time legal secretary, writing instructor and freelance writer, and spent all her savings to come back to New Mexico, where she once lived.