Adrian Blevins’s The Brass Girl Brouhaha was published by Ausable Press in 2003 and won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Blevins is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Foundation Award for poetry, the Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction, and a Bright Hill Press chapbook award for The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes (Bright Hill Press, 1996). Her poems and essays have appeared in The Utne Reader, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, Drunken Boat, Salon.com, Poetry, and many other magazines and journals. Her second collection, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, was published by Wesleyan University Press in fall 2009. In fall 2015, Ohio University Press published an anthology of essays she co-edited with Karen Salver McElmurray, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia. She teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.