Anna Lena Phillips Bell is editor of Ecotone and the magazine’s sister imprint, Lookout Books. She is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, and A Pocket Book of Forms, a travel-sized, fine-press guide to poetic forms, released in 2014 and included in exhibitions at Abecedarian Gallery and Asheville Bookworks. Her writing appears in 32 Poems, the Southern Review, Colorado Review, and Quarterly West, among others, and in the anthologies Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change, Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: North Carolina. She is the recipient of a 2016 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature. Formerly senior editor at American Scientist, where she remains a contributing editor, she teaches in the creative writing department at UNC Wilmington, and calls Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond.