Virginia Laurie is a Creative Writing M.F.A. candidate and teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She earned her B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, where she was awarded a Fulbright grant, W&L's John M. Evans English Scholarship, and the Sidney M.B. Coulling Prize for Best Senior Work in English. Her art and writing have been published in a variety of journals, including Apricity Magazine, South Florida Poetry Journal, Passengers Journal, Open Minds Quarterly, Cathexis Northwest Press, and the Santa Clara Review.