Rachel Janis is a poet, artist, and collector of eccentric vests. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Knox College and spent an extra year living above a coffeehouse in her college town of Galesburg, Illinois. She has been published in Booth (online & print), Gravel, and Switchback literary journals. She currently lives in the Seattle area with her wife, cat, and hedgehog, and she’s eating sushi just about whenever she can.