Libby Kurz holds a BS in Nursing from UNC-Charlotte and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University. Her work has been published in The Poet’s Billow, Relief Journal, Driftwood Press, Literary Mama, Ruminate, The Hunger, and Mothers Always Write. Her poetry was awarded first prize in the New Voices category of the Poetry Society of Virginia’s 2017 Contest. Her first chapbook, The Heart Room, was released in July of 2019 by Finishing Line Press. A veteran of the US Air Force, she now resides on the coast of Virginia with her family. When she’s not reading, writing, and keeping tabs on her three kids, she works as registered nurse and teaches writing workshops. She is passionate about a good cup of coffee, bumming on the beach, and finding meaning in the ordinary moments of life.