Lisa Bubert is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, wildness, Barnstorm Journal, Spartan and more. Her story “Formation” was named a finalist in the Texas Institute of Letters Kay Cattarrula Award for Best Short Story. Lisa’s work is informed by her formative experiences in rural Central Texas, where she grew up. Daughter of a rancher and a sixth-generation Texan, Lisa strives to pay homage to the independent cattlemen, the farmers, the families, and our complicated relationship with the land.