LouAnn Shepard Muhm is a poet and teacher from northern Minnesota. Her poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Dust & Fire, The Talking Stick, North Coast Review, Alba, Red River Review, Eclectica, Poems Niederngasse, and CALYX, and she was a finalist for the Creekwalker Poetry Prize (2007) and the Late Blooms Postcard Series (2007). Muhm was the featured poet in the Minnesota State Arts Board’s “What Light” series in February and June, 2008 and was a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Poetry in 2006 and 2012. She has received multiple grants from Region 2 Arts Council. Her chapbook, Dear Immovable, was published in 2006 by Pudding House Press, and her full-length poetry collection Breaking the Glass ( 2008, Loonfeather Press) was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in two categories: Poetry and Cover Design. Muhm will finish a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from Sierra Nevada College in August, 2016.