L.E.K. WILSON teaches creative writing at Pepperdine University where she directs the MFA Program. She is currently working on her second poetry collection “And Zero at the Bone”: Poems from a Little North of Hollywood and Beyond. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Oregon Literary Review, The Adirondack Review, the Journal of Screenwriting, Barnwood, Arabesques, Expressionists, The Other Voices International Project Anthology, Muscadine Lines, and Rose & Thorn.
Wilson hails from Pensacola, Florida, on the northern Gulf Coast. “Tic Tac Toe” was written in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which claimed eleven human lives and did untold damage to the Gulf of Mexico water, marine life, wildlife, wetlands, estuaries, and beach coastline.