Nic Sebastian hails from Arlington, Virginia and travels widely. Her first collection, Forever Will End On Thursday, was edited by Jill Alexander Essbaum and published by Lordly Dish Nanopress. Her work has appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Anti-, MiPOesias, Salt River Review, Mannequin Envy, Avatar Review and elsewhere. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale. She is the founder and voice behind the audio poetry journal Whale Sound and is the founder of Voice Alpha, a group blog focused on the art of reading poetry aloud for an audience. Nic is also the managing editor of Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks. The poem ‘the boy and the plain’ from this chapbook was first published in earlier form at Coachella Review.