Valerie Stivers is a writer and editor living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Her journalism has appeared in places including Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Elle and The Paris Review Daily. Her blog, An Anthology of Clouds, whose title is stolen from this poem by Timothy Donnelly, catalogs and reviews every book she reads in a year. Recent highlights include a review of Binary Star by Sarah Gerard, and Mitko, by Garth Greenwell. She is currently at work on a novel.