Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, Quitter, won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize and her third, The Threatened Everything, was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest. Both were released in early 2017. Cisewski is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), a chapbook of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister (Red Bird Chapbooks), and other chapbooks. Her poems and essays have been widely published in literary magazines and she has been awarded fellowships from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches, both academically and privately.