Ruby Hansen Murray is a writer and photographer living on Puget Island in the lower Columbia River estuary. An enrolled member of the Osage Nation, her work has appeared in Wild in the Willamette, The Lake Rises, American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry, The Salal Review, Oregon Humanities Magazine and National Public Radio. She has been awarded residencies at Playa, Jentel and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She has studied at Warren Wilson College and teaches creative writing in varied community settings.