Janelle DolRayne is a former poetry editor of Copper Nickel and art and production editor of The Journal. Her poems and essay have appeared  in The Laurel Review, The Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, The Collagist, Parcel, Interrupture, and the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology, among others. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Vandewater Poetry Award, and an M.F.A. degree from The Ohio State University. Her essay "An Ocean Existing Somewhere Without Us," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Originally from Coal Creek Canyon, CO, she currently calls Los Angeles home. She teaches at Loyola Marymount University.