Sierra-Nicole Qualles is a wanderer by day and poet by night. She frequently wallows in the alphabet and experiments with nonfiction, with a particular interest in the acrobatics of the mind and of history. She has sharpened her craft at Otis College of Art and Design by earning an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry. Earlier at UCSB, she earned a BA in German and became addicted to the exposure to different languages and the expanding opportunities to listen. She has been published in the literary tabloid OR and recently completed a book of poetry.