Rebecca van Laer is a writer, editor, and teacher. She holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from Brown University. Her poetry and prose have appeared in journals including ProdigalSalamanderThe Iowa ReviewThe Cimarron Review, and others. She has taught literature and creative writing at Boston University and at Brown, and has worked as Writing Center Associate at Brown for five years, helping to develop, clarify, and edit writing in a variety of genres. She is also a certified yoga teacher. Her interest in yoga philosophy aids her in bringing friendliness and deep listening while determining her clients’ individual needs.