Pamela L. Sumners is a civil rights/constitutional lawyer from Alabama with a particular concentration on the speech and religion clauses of the First Amendment. These cases have provided her the opportunity to glare across courtrooms at Alabama governors, Bill Pryor, Jay Sekulow, and Roy Moore. Her first love, however, is poetry. Her work has recently appeared in or been accepted by Bacopa, California Quarterly, New Verse News, Snakeskin, Streetlight, Loch Raven, and Blue Unicorn. She lives in St. Louis with her wife, teenage son, a Plotthound pup, a hound, and a Cattle Dog mix.