B.J. Buckley lives in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Her books of poems include Artifacts (Willow Bee Press, Saratoga, Wyoming) and, with co-author Dawn Senior, Moonhorses and The Red Bull (Prong Horn Press, Greybull, Wyoming). Her work has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Scintilla and the Big Sky Journal, as well as in the anthologies Leaning Into the Wind, Woven on the Wind, Crazy Woman Creek and Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry About Birds. She has been awarded a Wyoming Literature Fellowship, the Cumberland Poetry Review's Robert Penn Warren Narrative Poetry Award, the Poets & Writers Writer's Exchange Award in Poetry for Montana and the Joy Harjo Prize from Cut Throat: A Journal of the Arts. This poem won the Rita Dove Poetry Prize from the Center for Women Writers at Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.