Leslie Shinn is a graduate of the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College. Her writing has appeared in Agenda (UK), Beloit Poetry Journal, Folio, Phoebe, Ekphrasis, and other journals. She lives and works in Philadelphia. She was awarded the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry for her collection, Inside Spiders. She is the coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Biochemistry Program and the Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program.