Maureen Alsop, PhD, won Poetry West’s 2006 Contest through The Eleventh Muse and the 2007 Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry. Her poetry was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her manuscript Apparition Wren was also a semi-finalist for the 2007 Walt Whitman Award. She is the author of two chapbooks and is an associate editor for Poemeleon. She currently resides in Palm Springs, California.