JULIE SUK was born in Mobile, Alabama, and attended Stephens College and the University of Alabama. She is the author of The Dark Takes Aim; The Angel of Obsession, winner of the Arkansas Poetry Award and the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award; Heartwood; and The Medicine Woman. She also coedited Bear Crossings: An Anthology of North American Poets with Anne Newman and Nancy Cooke Stone. Suk’s poems have appeared in such periodicals as The Georgia Review, Poetry (which awarded her the Bess Hokin Award), and Shenandoah. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.