Poet whose functions consist of Eve’s Striptease and Sleeping Preacher. Also an essayist, she released a 2009 collection entitled YOUR BODY and the Reserve: Composing a Mennonite Lifestyle. She attended NY College or university and Goshen University. She received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Award for Sleeping Preacher, her debut function. She received the Pushcart Award in Poetry in 2004. She was created right into a Mennonite family members and grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. She and Sylvia Plath both was raised in the northeastern USA.