Christine Delea is originally from the South Shore of Long Island and, after living all over the country, now lives in Oregon. She is a former university professor; currently does volunteer work for a few local and regional nonprofits. She also makes beaded jewelry, quilts, and headdresses. Her web site is www.mchristinedelea.com; it includes a blog where she posts writing prompts on Sundays and poems she loves every Sunday and Wednesday. Her full-length collection is from Main Street Press and is called The Skeleton Holding Up the Sky; she has 3 chapbooks.