TRACI BRIMHALL is the author of three collections of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon Press, 2017); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), selected by Michelle Boisseau for the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Brimhall collaborated with Brynn Saito on the chapbook Bright Power, Dark Peace (Diode Editions, 2013), and her poetry has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2014 (edited by Terrance Hayes). Her children’s book, Sophia & The Boy Who Fell, was published by SeedStar Books in March 2017.
She received a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry. She holds degrees from Florida State University (BA), Sarah Lawrence College (MFA), and Western Michigan University (PhD). She works as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.