Author of the article

Laurel Benjamin has an M.F.A. from Mills College and teaches English at Laney Community College in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down: An Anthology of Women's Poetry, California Quarterly, The Indian River Review, Bay Area Writing’s Digital Paper, among others. She is a member of The Bay Area Women’s Poetry Salon and several writing groups. Her personal essays appear in her blog: Badger Press