Dede Cummings is a writer and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award and attended Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poetry has been published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Figroot, MomEgg Review, Connotation Press, and Bloodroot. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and attended the Vermont Studio Center. Dede won Homebound Publications’ Poetry Prize for her collection To Look Out From.