Anita K. Boyle is a poet, artist, and publisher of hand-built poetry books. Her poems are published in the books What the Alder Told Me (MoonPath Press 2011) and Bamboo Equals Loon (Egress Studio Press, 2001). Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including StringTown, The Raven Chronicles, Crab Creek Review, Cranky, Spoon River Poetry Review, Margin and Mirror Northwest, and in the anthologies Washington 129, Saints of Hysteria, Red Sky Morning, and Ice Cream Poems. Boyle received two Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Awards, a Willard R. Espy Foundation literary residency, and is a cum laude graduate of Western Washington University. As a publisher of limited-edition, hand-bound books by Washington State poets, she often uses her hand-dyed, handmade paper, and original artworks in the form of ink drawings, photographs and lino-prints. She organized a poetry reading series for twelve years called The Poet As Art—which featured over 200 Pacific Northwest poets. She lives with the poet James Bertolino just outside Bellingham, Washington. For more information about her poetry and art, see www.EgressStudio.com.