Sybil Baker teaches the freshman Brock Scholars Humanities sequence as well as creative writing and literature. She is the author of The Life Plan, Talismans, and Into This World, which received an Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention, and was a finalist for Foreword’s Best Book of the Year Award. Recent work has appeared inGuernicaGlimmer TrainThe Nervous Breakdown, and The Collagist. She is a guest faculty member of the City University of Hong Kong's low residency MFA program and the Yale Writers' Conference, and was a featured writer at the American Writers' Festival in Singapore. She has received Outstanding Teacher and Creative Scholarship Awards from UTC's College of Arts and Sciences and is the advisor for UTC's literary magazine The Sequoya Review. A MakeWork Artist Grant recipient, she is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.