Nora Mitchell was born in Philadelphia in 1956 and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. She teaches in and directs the MFA in Writing Program at Goddard College. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College and her M.A. as well as her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. Nora is the author of Your Skin Is A Country and Proofreading the Histories, both published by Alice James Books. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Calyx, Cedar Rock, Dark Horse and Sojourner. Her work has also been anthologized in I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You and Witness and Wait: Thirteen Poets from New England.