Lindsey Lewis Smithson has her MFA from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. She has served as the Poetry Editor and the Managing Editor for The Coachella Review, in addition to having read for The Pacific Review and The Whistling Fire. She runs both the magazine and the editing service for Straight Forward Poetry and Straight Forward Editing. To help support local writers she is a member of the Castle Rock Writers. She resides in Parker, Colorado with her dogs, her kid, and her man. Lindsey has a deep passion for the LA Kings, garden gnomes, baking her own bread and watching horrible movies that she will then complain about loudly.