Kelsea Habecker is an award-winning poet, writer, and teacher. Her first book of poetry, Hollow Out, was winner of the Many Voices Award from New Rivers Press and selected by US Poet Laureate Charles Simic. A chapbook, The Walrus Wives, was published in 2018 by Dancing Girl Press. Her poetry collection North Wife is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Kelsea teaches university creative writing and leads writing retreats at retreat centers in the US and abroad. For five years, she was a teacher in a remote Inupiaq Eskimo village in the Arctic region of Alaska, an experience that informs much of her writing. Kelsea has received grants and fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in New York, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She earned her MFA in poetry from Bennington Writing Seminars and her BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.