Rikki Santer worked as a journalist, a magazine and book editor, co-founder and managing editor of an alternative city newspaper in Cleveland, a poet-in-the schools, and a high school teacher of English and film studies. She earned a M.A. degree in journalism from Kent State University and a M.F.A. degree in creative writing from The Ohio State University. Her work has won honors from The Poetry Forum (the William Redding Memorial Contest), Black Lawrence Press (the St. Lawrence Book Award Competition), the Ohio Poetry Association, Ohio Poetry Day, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the Best of Ohio Writer Contest sponsored by the Poets’ & Writers’ League of Greater Cleveland, as well as several Pushcart and Ohioana Book Award nominations, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Two of her published poetry collections have explored place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). Clothesline Logic was published by Pudding House as finalist in their national chapbook competition. She has also published three full-length collections: Fishing for Rabbits from Kattywompus Press, Make Me That Happy from Nightballet Press, and Dodge Tuck, Roll was released by Crisis Chronicles Press in Fall 2018.