Rebecca A. Durham is a poet, botanist, and artist. Originally from New England, she also calls western Montana home. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Colby College, a M.S. in Botany from Oregon State University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Montana. For the last eight years she has been researching vascular plants and lichens at the MPG Ranch, a private conservation property. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Rebecca’s writing has appeared in Orion Magazine, Epiphany Magazine, Pilgrimage Magazine, Superstition Review, Mud Season Review, Meniscus, Pacific Review, Riverfeet Press Anthology: Awake in the World, Mantis, Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Exposition Review, and Cold Mountain Review. Winner of the 2019 Many Voices in Poetry Contest at New Rivers Press, her debut poetry collection is forthcoming in 2020. Her botanical art has been featured at the Montana Natural History Center, and abstract acrylics at the E3 Gallery in Missoula, MT. Rebecca is pursuing her Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Montana, immersed in poetry, environmental philosophy, and the more-than-human world.