Sharon Olinka

won a Barbara Deming Memorial Award for poems from The Good City, (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006.)  Her work appears on a Library of Congress website, Poetry of September 11 (http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/911poetry/), and she has also had poems in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, and New York Quarterly.  Olinka was a speaker for a recent program on human rights abuses in China for PEN American Center.  She lives in New York City.