HOPE COULTER teaches creative writing at Hendrix College and has lived in Little Rock since 1985.  A native of New Orleans, she grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, and graduated from Harvard College.  Her poems have appeared in Cumberland Poetry Review, The MacGuffin, and the 2002 Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2002), and her manuscript Door After Door reached semifinalist standing in the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize (2003) and the Emily Dickinson Awards in Poetry competition sponsored by Universities West Press (2002).  She has also written two trade-published novels (The Errand of the Eye, August House, 1988, and Dry Bones, August House, 1990) and a children’s book (Uncle Chuck’s Truck, Bradbury Press, 1993).