Lauren Levato is a visual artist, writer, feminist activist. She's the author of at the hotel andromeda (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), an image and text collaborative project with Kristy Bowen, and the poetry chapbook Marriage Bones (Fractal Edge Press 2006). Her poetry has appeared in After Hours, Her Mark, MoonLit and Wicked Alice; her poetry awards include a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She is also the curator of the Woman Made Gallery poetry series. Levato earned degrees in Professional Writing and in Women's Studies from Purdue University, and in Political Journalism from Georgetown University. Since 1997 she has worked as a writer, editor, and editorial advisor at several different daily and monthly publications, including PISTIL Magazine, and is one of the founding editors of Ink (&) Ashes: a journal of the senses.