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Anna Lena Phillips Bell is editor of Ecotone and the magazine’s sister imprint, Lookout Books. Her poetry collection Ornament received the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize, and was released in spring 2017 by the University of North Texas Press. Her writing appears in 32 Poems, the Southern Review, Colorado Review, and Southern Poetry Review, among others, and is forthcoming in the anthologies Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change, Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, and A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia. She is the recipient of an Emerging Writers Award from the Southern Women Writers’ Conference, and of a 2016 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature. She makes artist’s books and other objects under the imprint To Do in the New Year, including Forces of Attention, a series of printed objects designed to help people mediate interactions with screened devices, 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. 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.