Madelyn Garner has led the educational community as a creative writing instructor, administrator, and editor. Her professional work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. She is the recipient of an Aspen Writers’ Conference fellowship, the D.H. Lawrence Award from the University of New Mexico, and the Jackson Hole Writers Conference Poetry Prize for 2010. Her recent writing has appeared in Margie, Harpur Palate, Saranac Review, Water-Stone Review, PMS poemmemoirstory, American Journal of Nursing, and in the anthology Beyond Forgetting, Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease. She is co-editor of Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined.