Brandi M. Spaethe recently graduated from Fresno State with an M.F.A. in poetry. She’s worked for The Normal School: A Literary Magazine, The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, and currently interns at Poets & Writers in Los Angeles. Her poems have appeared in CRATE, Off the Rocks: An GLBT Anthology, American Athenaeum, and Slipstream. Her chapbook, To You Who Wants In, was released in December 2012. She plans to continue working with literary nonprofits in Los Angeles and writing about the queer community.