A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody is Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Kennedy-King College, Chicago, IL. She received her MFA at Vermont College. Her several books include Second House from the Corner, Under a Cat’s-Eye Moon, Oracle Bones, Cinnabar, Smokeless Flame, Kelly in the Mirror, Maafa: When Night Becomes a Lion, and Dragon Lady: Tsukimi. Light Caught Bending and Second Mourning, published by Diehard Publishers, Edinburgh, won Scottish Arts Council Grants. Her newest book, Glacier Fire, won the Word Press Poetry Prize. Named the Glendora Review Poet, Lagos, Nigeria, she was twice a Fellow at the Hawthornden International Writers’ Retreat in Scotland. Eastern Washington University chose her as Poetry Fellow, in residence at the Writers Center, Dublin, Ireland. She was a Fellow at St. Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden, Wales, on a bursary.