Maria DiLorenzo

received her bachelor’s in English from the College of Staten Island and holds a master’s of fine arts in poetry from Hunter College. She participated in the CUNY Turn Style reading series in 2010 and was selected as a commended poet for the Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize in 2012. Her works have appeared in Barrier Islands Review, The Flea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and others. She lives in Staten Island, New York.