Nicole Tong is the recipient of a Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in Poetry and fellowships from George Mason University and the Vermont Studio Center. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in American Book Review, Cortland Review, Stirring, Sugared Water, Yalobusha Review, and others. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook MY MINE in 2015. Her full-length collection has been an honorable mention for the Joanna Cargill Coconut First Book Prize and a semifinalist for prizes with Crab Orchard and Perugia Press. She lives and teaches college-level English in Northern Virginia.