Elena Botts grew up in Maryland and currently lives in Northern Virginia. She’s been published in over twenty literary magazines in the past few years. She is the winner of four poetry contests, including Word Works Young Poets’. Her poetry has been exhibited at the Greater Reston Art Center. Check out her poetry book, a little luminescence, at allbook-books.com. Additionally, her visual art has won her several awards. Go to o-mourning-dove.tumblr.com to see her latest artwork.