Sally Allen McNall has lived and written and taught in Kansas, New Zealand, Ohio and California. She has recently published in The Comstock Review, Iris, Out of Line, Nimrod, Poetry East, Barrow Street, Left Curve, Epicenter, Café Review and Cider Press Review. Her chapbook, How to Behave at the Zoo and Other Lessons, was a winner of the State Street Press competition. Her first book manuscript, Rescue, won the Backwaters Press Prize. A chapbook, Trying to write a poem without the word blood in it, came out in 2005. A new manuscript, Where Once, is in submission.