Beth Ann Cagle, co-editor of Kakalak: Journal of Carolina Poetry and Art and senior-editor of moonShine review prose journal, grew up in a small, North Carolina farming community called Alexis. Now residing in Charlotte, NC, this poet, photographer, and previous newspaper reporter also serves as a college educator, having taught creative writing and literature at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Concord and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Her poetry chapbook, The Fearless Tattoo, won the 2003 Shadow Poetry Award. Beth writes about many topics, but growing up Southern is one of her favorite inspirations. She is currently working on a full-length collection of family narrative poems, which has been solicited for publication. She has been feature photographer for literature journals and has published poetry and photography in Slipstream, Tulane Review, Blue Collar Review, New York Quarterly, The Main Street Rag, Iodine Poetry Journal, GSU Review, Palo Alto Review, Maelstrom and many other journals in the US, UK, and Australia. Beth holds a Master of Arts degree in the English–Writing Track and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.