Carrie Oeding has held a post-doctoral fellow at Ohio University and taught at The University of Houston in their Houston Writing Fellows Program. She received her MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University in Spokane,WA and her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Ohio University in Athens, OH. Her work has appeared in such places as Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Third Coast, Greensboro Review, as well as the anthology Best New Poets 2005. Her poems were awarded 2nd place by Brenda Hillman in The Poetry Center of Chicago’s 2009 Juried Reading Series. She was born in Luverne, MN and raised outside of town on a small family farm.