Brenda Miller directs the MA and MFA programs in English and Creative Writing at Western Washington University. She is the author of four essay collections, including Listening Against the Stone (Skinner House Books, 2012), Blessing of the Animals (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009), and Season of the Body (Sarabande Books, 2002). She also co-authored Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction (McGraw Hill, 2012) and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Skinner House Books, 2012). Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review. Her website is www.brendamillerwriter.com.