Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: Big-Eyed Afraid and The Small Blades Hurt. She directs the Low-Residency MFA at The University of Tampa. Her dog, Stella, isn’t named after Tennessee Williams’s Stella, nor Stella Artois, though Erica loves any title including the word Cat, and the Stella Artois chalice. The name comes from Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella. Erica’s old school.