ANNA ELKINS is a traveling poet and painter. She earned a BA in art and English and an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. She has written, painted, and taught on five continents. She is the author of the illustrated vignette, The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The Honeylicker Angel, and the poetry collection The Space Between. Her paintings hang on walls around the world. Anna has set up her easel and writing desk in the mythical State of Jefferson.