Joni Wallace received her M.F.A. from the University of Montana. She is the author of Blinking Ephemeral Valentine, selected by Mary Jo Bang for the 2009 Levis Prize (Four Way Books, 2011). She is also the author of a chapbook, Redshift, published in 2001 by Kore Press. She currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where she teaches through the University of Arizona Poetry Center.