ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tori Lane Kovarik is a poet, artist, speaker, and educator living and working in Alexandria, Virginia. A year after graduating from Christopher Newport University with a BA in English, she began focusing on writing and working on interdisciplinary projects that include visual art, dance and music. Out of that work, Tori has multiple solo performances and readings and taken part in numerous collaborative projects, including For the Waking Dead, a zine series she spearheaded to raise awareness and support for sexual trauma victims. She has also put out a limited edition handmade poetry collection about teaching called She Liked Daisies Best and published two poetry collections Falling Season and The Beautiful Ruins. Tori dedicates her time to developing her personal craft, working with assault victims and teaching preschool art and science. News about her work and her blog can be found at www.tlanekovarik.com.