Laura Sobbott Ross teaches English to Esol students at Lake Technical College in central Florida, and has worked as a writing coach for Lake County Schools. Her writing appears in the Valparaiso Poetry Review, Blackbird, The Florida Review, Calyx, Natural Bridge, Cold Mountain Review, and many others. She was recently named as a finalist for the Arts & Letters Poetry Prize 2016. Her chapbook, A Tiny Hunger, is from YellowJacket Press, and she has a book of poetry, My Mississippi, forthcoming from Anchor & Plume Press. She has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.