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Faith Shearin’s first collection, The Owl Question (2004), won the May Swenson Award, and her second book, The Empty House (2008), helped earn her a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared regularly in Ploughshares, Poetry East, and North American Review, and in several anthologies, including Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poets. Her most recent collection, Moving the Piano (2011), was written in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, which is part of the Outer Banks barrier islands, where Shearin spent her childhood. She recently took the time to tell us a bit about herself and her writing process.