Kristin Bock holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts where she currently teaches. She is the author of Cloisters, winner of Tupelo Press’s First Book Award and the da Vinci Eye Award. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and journals, including Columbia, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, The Black Warrior Review, and FENCE. She lives with her husband, artist Geoffrey Kostecki, in Montague, Massachusetts where they refurbish liturgical art for churches throughout New England. She is also a contributing editor to the literary magazine, Bateau.