Linda Parsons Marion is an editor at the University of Tennessee. She served as poetry editor of Now & Then magazine for many years, and her work has appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and Shenandoah. Her fourth poetry collection, This Shaky Earth, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press. Her new play, Macbeth Is the New Black, co-written with Jayne Morgan, will be produced at Western Carolina University in early 2016. Marion writes often of her granddaughters, Eleanor and Vivian, who live down the street and are always ready to dance her cares away.