A 2008 winner of a bronze Florida Book Award, Shimming the Glass House, Helen Wallace’s first collection of poems, was chosen for the 2007 Richard Snyder Prize and published by Ashland Poetry Press. Wallace has published poems in The Literary Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Cumberland Review, Nimrod International, Tampa Review, and other journals and anthologies, and served as co-editor of the anthology Isle of Flowers published by Anhinga Press. She’s received a McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets Award, The dA Center for the Arts Poetry Award, a residency fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She received her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from Florida State University, and is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Eckerd College. She and her husband Peter both grew up in St. Petersburg, and raised their children there.