IF A STORM is Anna Ross's first full-length collection of poems. Her chapbook, Hawk Weather, won the New Women's Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Grub Street, Inc., Fishtrap, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry and criticism has appeared in journals such as The Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, Salamander, Barrow Street, and Boston Review. She teaches at Stonehill College, where she is Poet in Residence, and is a contributing editor in poetry for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.
NORMAN GORBATY is the illustrator of Earthdance and God's Gift, among other books for young readers. An award-winning graphic designer, he received his master's degree in fine arts from Yale University and has taught at several colleges and universities. Mr. Gorbaty lives in New York City with his wife, Joy.