Diane Louie was born in Newfoundland and grew up in Connecticut. Her work has appeared in Epoch, Arts & Letters, FIELD, TriQuarterly, Cloudbank and elsewhere. She thinks of prose poems as little events. They are happening and happenings. In Fractal Shores (University of Georgia Press), selected by Sherod Santos for the National Poetry Series, they draw on experience, image, metaphor, and all the properties of language to create little worlds-in-motion. They spin while orbiting, shifting our point of view. Marrying the inquiries of science and spiritual longing can illuminate what they–and we–have in common: a desire to understand our presence in a universe that does not yield ultimate answers.