Ali Beemsterboer holds a Master’s in Teaching from Western Washington University and is currently teaching 9th and 10th grade English and Burlington Edison High School. She also received her MFA from Western, during which she worked as a poetry editor for the Bellingham Review and taught freshman composition. She loves reading and writing multi-genre works that are playful and inventive with form.  She is a poetry editor for Psaltery and Lyre. Her first manuscript, The Body is a Situation, is currently in submission and she is working on her second book about chronic pain and illness.

When she’s not writing or teaching she likes to make things. She crochets, paints, gardens, and loves DIY projects. She has a dog and 2 cats who keep her busy as an animal mom.