Poems from Katie Hays' first book, Dear Apocalypse (Carnegie Mellon 2009), have appeared in such venues as Best American Poetry 2009, Southern Review, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Missouri Review. Poems from her second book, forthcoming in 2012, appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Poetry Northwest, and many other magazines. She has also published short fiction and verse translations in Hudson Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. Hays earned an M.F.A. from Brown University in 2005.