Stacey Lynn Brown is a poet, playwright, and essayist originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She studied at Emory University, Oxford University, and The University of Oregon, where she received her MFA in Poetry. Her work has appeared in various literary journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Daily, The Rumpus, Birmingham Poetry Review, New Southerner, Southern Humanities Review, and TheSouthern Quarterly. Her poems have also appeared in From theFishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great; The Book of Scented Things: An Anthology of American Poetry; The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume V: Georgia; The Rumpus Poetry Anthology; and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poetry. She is the author of the book-length poem Cradle Song (C&R Press, 2009) and is the co-editor, with Oliver de la Paz, of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012). She is an assistant professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she lives with her husband, poet Adrian Matejka, and their daughter.