Nikki Ummel is a queer writer, editor, and educator at the University of New Orleans. Nikki has been published or is forthcoming in The Adroit, Hobart, PANK, The Georgia Review, and more. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry and twice awarded an Academy of American Poets Award. She is currently the Associate Poetry Editor for Bayou Magazine. You can find her on the web at www.nikkiummel.com.