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Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and started writing poetry as a child. She wanted to be a pirate or a writer or an opera singer and ended up becoming a physicist. She spent a few years in California, Oregon, and England, and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. After more than a decade of being unable to write in either language, she resumed writing poetry, now in English, in 2014. As a hiker and rock climber, she loves to spend time outdoors, and the human connection to nature is a central theme of her poetry.

She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019). Her poems recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gasconade Review, Thimble Literary Magazine, Trailer Park Quarterly, Poetry Quarterly, Sonic Boom, Southwinds, and elsewhere.

Agnes Vojta on mountain