Jennifer Maritza McCauley is the author of SCAR ON/SCAR OFF (Stalking Horse Press.) She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, Kimbilio, Sundress Academy, and awards from Independent Publisher Book Awards, Best of the Net, and the Academy of American Poets, and was a finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Her work has been appeared in Puerto del Sol, Passages North, Los Angeles Review, Verse Daily, Split This Rock’s “Poem of the Week” and elsewhere. She is also fiction editor at Pleiades. She received her MFA from FIU, where she was a Knight Fellow, and is pursuing her PhD in creative writing & English at the University of Missouri.