Brigit Truex has lived on both coasts of the US, and some states inland as well, from New England's rock-strewn beaches to the Sierra granite, from the blue crab domain of the Eastern Shore to her current home on the blue grass plateau of central Kentucky. All that time, her surroundings have informed her writings. Recently, she reconnected with a poetry group she founded in northern California, which is still meeting after fifteen years and has doubled its membership—proof indeed that poetry is alive and well in remote towns as well as major metropolises! Her work has appeared internationally in journals and anthologies, among them Vallum, Yellow Medicine Review, Tule Review, and the forthcoming “Rise and Runnel” forum on poetics from Locked Horn Press, where she was a finalist in their annual competition. Besides four chapbooks, she has two full-length collections: Strong as Silk and Sierra Silk.