Aviva Englander Cristy is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches creative writing and composition. Her chapbook The Interior Structure is available from dancing girl press. She received her M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2012, The Spoon River Poetry Review, So To Speak, Prick of the Spindle, The Hollins Critic, BlazeVox, The Conversation Papers, Prime Number, decomP, and other journals.