Beth Anne Royer currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island where she makes postcards,
dreams of getting a good dog, and lives with three boys. She received a B.F.A. in Writing,
Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College in 2001. Since graduating, she has taught
art to young children, worked as a secretary in the orthopedics department of a hospital,
taught composition to college students, and briefly attended graduate school for poetry in Miami.
Upon realizing that she was prone to skin cancer and that Miami was a strange and lonely place,
she returned to the cold Northeast. She was a Bucknell Younger Poet fellow, received an honorable
mention from the Academy of American Poets Prize at Florida International University, and won high
distinction in poetry from the writing department at Emerson College. She enjoys bicycling, being crafty,
and having mixed feelings about author photographs.