FARAH MARKLEVITS was born in 1977 and grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Born Magazine, and other journals. She teaches at Syracuse University.

“For years I've bragged that the Syracuse [Creative Writing] Program is the best in the country, and now there's a collection that proves it. These three young women—recent grads—trounce the under-read and over-posed poets of their generation. Each writes with ardor, wit, and linguistic invention. Each writes with feeling and clarity and a voice wrenched from the meat of her body.” —Mary Karr