Jean Berrett has been publishing poetry since 1973, after she took the first graduate Creative Writing / Poetry course to be offered by University of Wisconsin-Madison. She obtained her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University and taught English at College of Menomonee Nation in Wisconsin. Since she first started sharing her work professionally, she has published ninety-two poems. Other publications include translations from Virgil and Lucretius and stories and book reviews. She has two sons and seven grandchildren.