Kim Philley was born in Singapore and grew up in Indonesia, Thailand, Virginia, and Idaho. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (ed. Dave Eggers), Indiana Review, and Epiphany, among other publications. She has reported on the Cambodian-Thai border war at Preah Vihear temple for The Caravan, and on Burmese spirit possession ceremonies from Mandalay for the BBC’s “From Our Own Correspondent.” A former Henry Hoyns Fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, she has taught at both the University of Virginia and Boise State University. She divides her time between Idaho and Southeast Asia.