A native Nebraskan, Mary K. Stillwell has studied writing in both New York and on the Plains and has published poetry in a wide variety of journals. Her most recent chapbook of poems, Reasonable Doubts, was published this year by Finishing Line Press. A full-length collection, Maps and Destinations, was published in 2014 by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press (Texas). Stillwell’s An Introduction to the Life and Work of Ted Kooser was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2013. That same year, her chapbook of poems, Fallen Angels, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her first book of poems, Moving to Malibu, was published by Sandhills Press. Stillwell, whose dissertation was on the work of four contemporary Nebraska poets, holds a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was co-editor of Nebraska Presence, an anthology of contemporary Nebraska poets, published in 2008 by Backwaters Press and selected in 2019 by the One Book One Nebraska program.