Hayley Bowen is a poet interested in using language to immortalize the landscapes of every day life. Her work has appeared in Three Peaks Review, Scythe Magazine, and Dunes Review. She received her Bachelors of Science in English with minors in Creative Writing and Professional Writing from Black Hills State University in December of 2019. She has been the recipient of two Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing as well as the winner of the Big Reads short story contest from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Matthews Opera House. Although she has spent portions of her life in the Sonoran desert of Southern California, the Rocky Mountain foothills of Colorado, and the Black Hills of South Dakota, she has decided that “home” is wherever she happens to be at the moment. Hayley is an avid craft beer enthusiast, an amateur painter, and a terrible knitter.