Renee Elton is a poet and teacher currently working on a manuscript of poems about American sculpture and design, in response to nature and ritual. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, and she has a biology degree from Kent State University. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having taught science in Sierra Leone. Her recent publications include Serving House Journal and Snapping Twig, and she was featured in Every Writers Resource, Every Day Poems. Her two wonderful daughters work in NYC in literary endeavors.