Gretchen Marquette is the author of May Day (Graywolf Press, 2016.) Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Harper's, the Paris Review, Tin House, PBS Newshour, and elsewhere. She was a 2014 recipient of The Loft Literary Center’s Emerging Writer Grant and a 2017 artist-in-residence at The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. Her first book was nominated for a 2017 Minnesota Book Award in poetry. Gretchen teaches at various schools, including Hamline University, where she serves as the executive editor of Runestone. She lives in Minneapolis.