Vanessa Couto Johnson‘s forthcoming second chapbook, speech rinse, won Slope Editions‘ 2016 Chapbook Contest. Her third chapbook, rotoscoping collage in Cork City, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in fall 2016. Her first chapbook, Life of Francis, won Gambling the Aisle’s 2014 Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FIELD, Blackbird, Cheat River Review, cream city review, and elsewhere. She currently teaches at Texas State University, where she earned her MFA.