Beth McDermott is a writer in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Her chapbook, 'How to Leave a Farmhouse,' was published by Porkbelly Press. Recent poetry, reviews, and criticism appear in Kenyon Review Online, Tupelo Quarterly, RHINO Reviews, and The Trumpeter. Poetry from her new manuscript, 'If You Say So,' is forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review. She's an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.