Boully's new book, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in Spring 2018. She is the author of five previous books, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (Tarpaulin Sky Press), The Books of Beginnings and Endings: Essays (Sarabande Books), [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press), of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures (Coconut Books), and The Body: An Essay (Essay Press, first published by Slope Editions). Her chapbook of prose, Moveable Types, was released by Noemi Press. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, The Next American Essay, Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, and other places. Born in Thailand, she was reared in Texas. Boully attended Hollins University, where she double majored in English and philosophy and then went on to earn her MA in English Criticism and Writing. At the University of Notre Dame, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing with a poetry concentration. She earned a PhD in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.