Amanda Giracca writes about the confluence of landscape and the imagination. She is largely inspired by the place she’s called home for most of her life–the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts–and by the far flung locales she at one time or another considered calling home. She is currently a lecturer in SUNY Albany’s Writing and Critical Inquiry program. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Fourth Genre, Imagination & Place: Cartography, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Terrain.org, and Passages North, among others. She has edited three national literary journals, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has received funding for writing projects from the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Room Scholarships, Northern Michigan University’s Excellence in Education Research Grant, and the Boschen Fund for Artists Grant through the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation. See a complete list of publications and select links at amandagiracca.com/publications. Contact her at AmandaGiracca AT yahoo.com.