Jeannine Hall Gailey’s first book of poetry, Becoming the Villainess (2006), was published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book were featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily; two were included in 2007′sThe Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, and Ninth Letter. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the M.F.A. program at National University.