Natalie Peeterse has an MFA from the University of Montana. She is the editor of Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing and Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems after Federico Garcia Lorca. She was included in I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights (Lost Horse Press). Her chapbook Black Birds : Blue Horse, An Elegy won the Gold Line Press Poetry Prize in 2011. A second chapbook, Dreadful : Luminosity, Letters, was published by Educe Press in the spring of 2017. She has been a fellow with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a participant at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, an artist in residence at the Caldera Institute and most recently a participant in the 2018 US Poets in Mexico in Merida, Yucatan. She is a recipient of the 2013 Artist Innovation Award by the Montana Arts Council. She lives in Helena, Montana where she is on the board of the Drumlummon Institute and where she works on Open Country Press.