Sam DeFlitch is a third-year MFA candidate and teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire, where she is the recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Award for Poetry. As a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, her hometown informs much of her work, including the evolving relationship between land, people, and the divine. Her work has appeared in The New Engagement, Birch Gang Review, Appalachian Heritage, and Broad! Magazine. She lives in Durham, New Hampshire.