The editior for The Mockingbird's 2013 issue (our fortieth issue) is Catherine Pritchard Childress, who received a B.A. in English from East Tennessee State University while enrolled as a Midway Honors Scholar and then earned her M.A. in English. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The North American Review, The Connecticut Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Tennessee, and numerous other publications. Childress lives with her husband and three children in the shadow of Roan Mountain, Tennessee.