Sally Van Doren’s first book, Sex at Noon Taxes (LSU Press 2008), received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her next collection, Possessive, is forthcoming in Fall 2012. Her poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Ellipsis, Hubbub, Lumina, Margie, The New Republic, No Tell Motel, Roger, Southwest Review, 2River, U City Review, and Verse Daily among many other journals. Her poem “Preposition” is featured as an animated film in the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Everywhere program. She curates the Sunday Workshop Series for the St. Louis Poetry Center and has taught in the St. Louis Public Schools and at the Summer Writer’s Institute at Washington University in St. Louis.