Faith Shearin was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and writer-in-residence at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her poems have appeared in journals that include Ploughshares, Chicago Review, Poetry Northwest, and many others. She has worked in a taffy store, interviewed elk hunters, read tea leaves, and taught high school English. She earned her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and currently resides in Baltimore, where she is visiting writer at American University. The Owl Question is her first full-length book of poems.