Trained as a marine biologist, Eva Saulitis has spent twenty-one years studying the killer whales of Prince William Sound, Alaska, with her partner, Craig Matkin. In 1999, she received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and since that time, her poems and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her first book, Leaving Resurrection (Red Hen Press 2008), was a finalist for the Tupelo Press non-fiction prize and the ForeWord book prize. As a contributor to Homeground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez, she has read her work on the PBS radio series Living on Earth. She spends several weeks each summer on Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords, aboard the research vessel Natoa, and winters in Homer, Alaska, where she works as creative writing faculty at the Kachemak Bay branch of the University of Alaska, the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, and the University of Alaska Low-Residency MFA program.