Julia Paganelli is from eastern and western Pennsylvania. Before she lived in Arkansas, she worked for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Greene County Food Security Partnership. She is a third year poetry MFA and teaches English composition. Her first poetry chapbook, Blush Less, was released in February 2015 through Finishing Line Press. Other recent publications can be found through Chautauqua Literary Journal, BOAAT, The Madison Review, and Hobart. She enjoys working with WITS students because finding the right word is one of the most satisfying things in the world, and creating images is just plain fun.