Harriet Shenkman earned a Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is a Professor Emerita in Education at City University of New York. Her poetry awards include the Women’s National Book Association 2013 Annual Writing Contest in Poetry and the Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry and Short Prose Contest. Her poetry appeared in Union, the Raynes Poetry Competition Anthology, Evening Street Review, Third Wednesday and over twenty other literary journals. Two poetry chapbooks have been published by Finishing Line Press, Teetering, and The Present Abandoned.
Marlena Maduro Baraf immigrated to the United States from her native Panama and is author of the memoir, At the Narrow Waist of the World and co-author of the chapbook, Three Poets/Tres Poetas. Marlena has worn many hats during her lifetime, among them, designer, editor, writer, and poet. Her work has appeared in Ms Magazine, Lilith, HuffPost, Night Heron Barks, Poets Reading the News, and elsewhere. She writes the blog, Breathing in Spanish that features conversations with Latinos in the US from all walks of life. You can learn more about her at www.marlenamadurobaraf.com
Mary O'Keefe Brady is the author of Time Out (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The Peregrine Journal, The Westchester Review, Kakalak, Rising Phoenix, Naugatuck River Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New York's lower Hudson Valley and travels frequently to Charleston, SC and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
H.E. Fisher is the author of the collection STERILE FIELD (Free Lines Press, 2022). Her chapbook, JANE ALMOST ALWAYS SMILES (Moonstone Press), is forthcoming fall 2022. H.E. was awarded the 2019 Stark Poetry Prize at CCNY, was a finalist in the 2020-21 Comstock Review Chapbook Contest, and has been nominated for BOTN. H.E. is the editor of (Re) An Ideas Journal and the co-founder of Say Ah!, a health literacy and advocacy organization. www.hefisher.com.