Katherine D. Perry is an associate professor of English at Perimeter College of Georgia State University. Her first book of poetry, Long Alabama Summer, will be released later in 2017. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Eco-Chick, Poetry Quarterly, Melusine, Southern Women’s Review, Bloodroot, Borderlands, Women’s Studies, RiverSedge, Rio Grande Review, and 13th Moon. She works in Georgia prisons to bring literature and poetry to incarcerated students, and is currently building the Georgia State University Prison Education Project to bring college courses into Georgia state and federal prisons. She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse and two children.