Kathleen Winter‘s first collection of poems, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, was published by Elixir Press in 2012 after winning the Antivenom Poetry Prize. In 2013 the book won the Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award for a first book of poems. She was awarded residency fellowships by Vermont Studio Center and the Prague Summer Program, and was a winner of the 2010 Seventh Avenue Streetscape Public Arts Project in Phoenix. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, AGNI, Field, The New Republic,Memorious, and other journals and anthologies. Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Winter received an M.A. in Literature from Boston College; J.D. from the University of California, Davis; and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. She teaches literature and writing at Napa Valley College and is an assistant editor for the poetry journal Volt.