Caroline Manring grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She earned her BA in English from Cornell University in 2004 and her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2008. She has been the recipient of a Teaching Writing Fellowship and a Leggett-Schupes Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first full-length collection of poems, Manual for Extinction, won the 2012 National Poetry Review Book Contest and will be published by the National Poetry Review Press in 2013. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Conduit, Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, Sixth Finch, Juked, Devil’s Lake and elsewhere. Her chapbook, No Postman, was published by Split Oak Press in 2009. She has taught at Ithaca College and Elmira College, and currently holds a position at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. At HWS she teaches Environmental Literature, Creative Writing, and a course on birding, among others, and is also a Poetry Editor for the Seneca Review. She and her husband live in Ithaca, NY, where she volunteers as a bird walk guide at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, enjoys the landscape, and plays fiddle in a family band.