Jennifer Battisti is a lifelong Nevadan. Her work has been anthologized in Legs of Tumbleweed, Wings of Lace, Where We Live, an anthology of writing and art in response to the October 1st tragedy and Sandstone and Silver. Her worked has also appeared in The Desert Companion, Min-erva Rising, Witness, The Citron Review, FLARE, Helen: A Literary magazine,Slant, Thin Air, Briar Cliff Review, 300 Days of Sun and elsewhere. She is a contributing writer for Las Vegas Woman magazine. In 2016 Nevada Public Radio interviewed her about her poetry. She is the co-ordinator and a participating Teaching Artist for the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project in Clark County. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Helen Stewart Poetry Prize and was voted best local poet or writer by the readers of the Desert Companion. Her work has been on display in exhibits for Nevada Humanities. In 2020, her work was chosen as runner up for the Western Humanities Re-view contest for nonfiction. Her first chapbook, Echo Bay was released in 2018 and her full-length manuscript, Off Boulder Highway was released in 2021 (Tolsun Books).