Deirdre Lockwood is a poet, fiction writer, and journalist based in Seattle. Her writing has appeared in journals including The Threepenny Review, Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, and Tahoma Literary Review, and has been featured online in Poetry Daily, Mud Season Review, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She spent a year in Iceland as a Fulbright fellow and has received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Richard Hugo House, Willapa Bay AiR and Artist Trust to support work on her novel in progress. She has a master’s in creative writing from Boston University and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington. After making regular crossings of the Pacific by container ship to collect data for her Ph.D., she’s now a landlubber, covering the environment and health for publications including Scientific American and Chemical & Engineering News.