Lee Sharkey

in addition to coediting the Beloit Poetry Journal, with which she has been affiliated since 1987, she has published three fulllength collections of poetry, most recently A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid Press, 2008). Of Sharkey’s newest collection, Betsy Sholl writes, “If our dreams could edit the news (and sometimes our nightmares) these poems are how they’d wake us up to the urgency of our times.” Sharkey, who lives in Vienna, Maine, teaches a writing workshop for adults with mental illness, walks in the woods each morning, and stands in a weekly peace vigil with Women in Black.