Rachel Mindell is a writer and teacher from Tucson, Arizona. In addition to her work for the Missoula Writing Collaborative, she directs the Montana Book Festival and works for Submittable. Her chapbook, A Teardrop and a Bullet, will be released this spring by Dancing Girl Press. Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Diagram, Pool, BOAAT, and Horse Less Review, DESTROYER, Yemassee, Anti-, Cream City Review, inter|rupture, and elsewhere. She holds an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry at the University of Montana, a teaching certification in Secondary Language Arts, and a graduate certificate in Publishing and Communications from Harvard Extension School.