Maureen Alsop's poems have appeared or are pending in various publications, including Barrow Street, Cortland Review, MARGIE, Typo, North Dakota Quarterly, Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art, and Texas Review, among others. She is the recent recipient of Harpur Palate's 2007 Milton Kessler Memorial Award in Poetry, Bitter Oleander's 2007 Frances Locke Memorial Award in Poetry, and Eleventh Muse's 2006 Poetry Prize. She is the author of two chapbooks, Origin of Stone and Nightingale Habit (2006, Finishing Line Press). Her first full collection of poetry, Apparition Wren, was recently released by Main Street Rag Press; her second collection of poetry, The Diction of Moths, is pending publication in 2009 with Ghost Road Press. She is an associate editor for the online journal Poemeleon.