Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel lives in Oakland, California, and holds an MFA in Poetry from Saint Mary’s College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in ILK, Witness, and comma, poetry. She and Bryn Garrehy curate the Underpass Reading Series in Oakland. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez. She is a poetry editor for Omnidawn Publishing and managing editor of OmniVerse.