Mary Kasimor used to write poetry from the Midwest, but she recently moved to the Northwest Pacific. She writes because she doesn't know what else she would do. She has been published in online and print journals. She also has two books out: silk string arias (BlazeVox Books) and & cruel red (Otoliths). In the last few years, she has been writing book reviews of poetry, and she has found that writing reviews is a fascinating creative process.