Andrea Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012) and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation(Rescue Press, 2011). For four years she was the Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly. She currently co-edits Marcel Press with Eric Baus. This June she will be teaching in Naropa's MFA program and working as a Summer Writing Program Assistant. Her poem was inspired by the Romanticism section of a British Lit. Survey course she is currently teaching.