Geraldine Zetzel has been in love with poetry since 5th grade, when she produced her first sonnet. In addition to her full-length collection, Mapping the Sands, she is the author of two chapbooks, Near Enough to Hear the Words and With Both Hands. Currently, she teaches courses in the Tufts Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the most recent being focused on African-American poets. A longtime practitioner of Theravada Buddhism, she leads several ongoing meditation groups. Geraldine Zetzel lives in Lexington, MA.
Kevin Carey is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Salem State University. He writes poetry, fiction and stage plays. His work can be found in several literary journals, the Apple Valley Review, the Literary Review, the Comstock Review, and the Paterson Literary Review.