Audrey Batchelder grew up in the woods and fields of Marlboro, Vermont, where she developed her love for the land and desire to write. As a Written Arts Major concentrating in poetry and literature at Bard College, she made the Hudson Valley her home away from home for two years. She works on a local organic vegetable and dairy farm, where the good, hard work and time spent in pastures, in old barns, and milking cows nourishes her writing. At Bard she was a part of a student-run poetry collective and completed several dossiers of poetry and prose. She continues to read and write while in Vermont, compiling work that will be used for her final Senior Project.