M. C. Benner Dixon lives, writes, and grows things in Pittsburgh, PA. She is quick to make a pun and slow to cut her grass. Her debut novel, The Height of Land, is the 2022 Orison Fiction Prize winner and will be released by Orison Books. Her poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Reckoning, The Bangalore Reivew, Funicular, Fusion Fragment, and elsewhere. Her writing includes a collection of craft essays, co-authored with Sharon Fagan McDermott, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press in November, 2023. Find her at bennerdixon.com.