R. Bratten Weiss is a freelance academic and organic grower residing in rural Ohio. Her creative work has appeared in a variety of publica-tions, including Two Hawks Quarterly, Presence, Connecticut River Re-view, Shooter, New Ohio Review and The Seventh Wave. Her collabora-tive chapbook Mud Woman, with Joanna Penn Cooper, was published in fall 2018. Her chapbook Talking to Snakes was published by Ethel Zine and Press in 2020. She is a two-time Pushcart nominee and win-ner of the Helen Schaible Memorial Sonnet Contest, Modern catego-ry.

R. Bratten Weiss is a contributing author to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 3 with the poem “Saving Seeds.”