Ashley K. Warren was raised in Missoula, MT, and began her artistic career as a ballerina and musician. She attended Concordia College on a music scholarship but found her creative home in the English department. She went on to receive her MFA in creative writing from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program. She teaches writing at Montana State University-Billings, in Billings public schools through the nonprofit organization Arts Without Boundaries, and in juvenile detention centers through the organization Free Verse. Author of the poetry chapbook Today’s Body, she also writes fiction and nonfiction and her work has appeared in various publications.