Kristen Eliason is the author of Picture Dictionary (Flaming Giblet Press, 2014) and the chapbook Yours, (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Kristen holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where she was the Sparks Prize recipient in 2008. Her work appears in print and online journals and has been anthologized in The Best of Kore Press and Fire in the Pasture (Peculiar Pages). She is a co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Menagerie where she publishes interesting language. She lived in Japan in 2006, and currently lives in Northern California with her husband and their dog.