Robbi Nester was born and raised in Philadelphia, but now lives in Southern California. Her chapbook, Balance, composed of 15 poems following a sequence of Iyengar yoga poses and accompanied by line drawings, was just released by White Violet Press. She has published poetry in Qarrtsiluni, Inlandia, Victorian Violet Press, Floyd County Moonshine, and Caesura. Her reviews have appeared in The Hollins Critic and Switchback. She blogs at http://robbi-shadowknows.blogspot.com, and has a writer page at Red Room, http://redroom.com/member/robbi-nester.