Raised in Texas, Faith Henley Padgett is a poet and maker. This fall will be her fifth year working with Poetry in America. She recently co-directed the 2021 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, and has an extensive background teaching all ages. Her poems have appeared in Hanging Loose, Permafrost, and Red Cedar Review, among others, and and she has been a contributor to the Southwest Review, Spry, and Penn Apetit. After earning her MFA from Sarah Lawrence and BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Faith relocated to New Mexico, where she can often be found backpacking the mountains, star-gazing, and learning new bird species.