Leslie Ullman is the author of three poetry collections, and her awards include The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, The Iowa Poetry Prize, and two NEA Fellowships. She has taught in the low-residency MFA Program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts since 1981, and for 27 years she also taught in and directed the Creative Writing Program at University of Texas-El Paso. Now, in addition to her Vermont teaching, she works as a freelance manuscript consultant and is a ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley, where she is learning to “read” skiers as intuitively as she reads manuscripts. Her craft essays and reviews have appeared in The Writers Chronicle, Poetry Magazine, the Kenyon Review, and other journals. Desert Delight and Consultation Contributor.