Lara Candland is an award-winning poet, librettist, and screenwriter. Her work has appeared in Fence, The Colorado Review, Barrow Street, Fine Madness, Unsaid, The Quarterly, and other journals. She was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for New Opera to write Sunset for Pink Pastoral, which was premiered and workshopped at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, and later performed in Salt Lake City and Seattle. She performs with Lalage, a duo featuring her live electronic voice manipulations, and was a founding member and librettist for Seattle Experimental Opera. The screenplay version of Sunset with Pink Pastoral was selected as a finalist for the Sundance Institute's Screenwriter's Lab. In addition, Candland is an avid cook and food writer, and teaches poetry, creative writing, and food writing. Her book Alburnum of the Green and Living Tree was published by BlazeVox in 2010. She is currently a doctoral candidate in poetry at the University of Utah.