Donelle Dreese is a writer and Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches inclusive and environmental literatures, literature & film, American women poets, and a green burial course for the Honors College. Donelle is the author of several poetry collections, including Sophrosyne (Aldrich Press, 2015) and Organelle (Kelsay Books, 2021). Her poetry and essays have appeared in a wide variety of journals and magazines including Potomac Review, Roanoke Review, About Place Journal, and Women in Higher Education. In her free time, Donelle serves as Vice President of Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary, Cincinnati's only dedicated natural burial preserve. She is also the photographer and newsletter editor for Heritage Acres.