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Rachel M. Hanson's nonfiction has won Best of the Net and earned Notable Mention in Best American Essays, and her work can be found in American Literary Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, Juked, North American Review, and many other literary journals. She is an assistant professor in English at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and she founded and runs Punch Bucket Lit: A West Asheville Reading Series.