Adina Schoem's thoughtful and beautiful Cryptographs in a field of goats was the recipient of the 2016 Palooka Press Chapbook Award. Adina grew up in Michigan and received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared in Pudding Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, Lumina, and Finery (Birds of Lace Press), among others. Her summer spent living and working on a goat farm near Lake Michigan informed many of the poems in Cryptographs in a field of goats, her prize-winning collection. After cheesemongering for several years, she is now a bread baker on another Great Lake, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.