Lara Candland’s book Alburnum of the Green and Living Tree was just released from Blaze Vox. Her work has appeared in many journals, and her pamphlet, Tongue Child, was published by the University of South Carolina’s Palanquin/TDM series. She is a founder and the librettist for Seattle Experimental Opera, and a finalist in the Genesis Prizes. Her opera, Sunset with Pink Pastoral, with husband and composer Christian Asplund, was performed by Almeida Opera in London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Candland is the mother of five children and will be sending her second child away to college this fall.