Laura Juliet Wood, originally from Pensacola, Florida, holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University. She has lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 20 years where she teaches English and writing to young people and adults, translates, edits and writes. Her translations of prose and poetry in Spanish have appeared in Mexico City’s The Ofi Press and the anthology Solamente en San Miguel, Volumes I and II. Her poems have appeared in SOL magazine, Haibun Today, Crab Creek Review, The Hollins Critic, The Los Angeles Review, The Atlanta Review, Minerva Rising and The West Marin Review among many others.. In March, 2012 she was named one of two finalists in AROHO’s Orlando Poetry prize. Conferences and workshops include Under the Volcano, Hedgebrook, San Miguel Poetry Week and Sewanee Writers' Conference. She most recently taught poetry for The San Miguel Summer Workshops. All Hands Lost, published by Finishing Line Press, is her first book of poems.