Chera Hammons serves as Writer-in-Residence at West Texas A&M University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Foundry, Maine Review, Penn Review, Rattle, Ruminate, Texas Observer, THRUSH, Tupelo Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry and nominee for 2018 and 2019 Best of the Net. Forthcoming books include a volume of poetry through Sundress Publications and a novel through Torrey House Press. She lives in Amarillo, TX.