VICTORIA LYNNE MCCOY holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in “The Power of Words: Creative Expression as a Catalyst for Change,” focusing on activism in the arts, from the University of Redlands’ Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Blackbird, The Collagist, Drunken Boat, The Offing, The Paris-American, and PANK, among others. Her poetry has been named a semi-finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, as well as a finalist for the St. Lawrence First Book Award, the Mudfish Poetry Prize and the Third Coast Poetry Prize. After serving as Publicist & Assistant Editor for Four Way Books, Victoria left NYC to return to her native Southern California. She currently lives in Long Beach.