Sheryl Luna earned a PhD in contemporary literature from the University of North Texas and an MFA from University of Texas at El Paso. Her first collection, PITY THE DROWNED HORSES, received the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and was published by University of Notre Dame Press. It was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Colorado Book Award. Her second collection, SEVEN, was published by 3: A Taos Press in 2013. Poems have appeared in Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest, Feminist Studies and elsewhere. Luna was awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the Anderson Center, Ragdale and Canto Mundo. She received the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award from Sandra Cisneros in 2008.