Rebecca O’Bern will be receiving her M.F.A. from Southern Connecticut State University in May, 2017. She is the recipient of the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize and took 2nd place in the Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest. Her work has been published in Connecticut Review, Blue Monday Review, South 85 Journal, and Hartskill Review, among other journals. An avid kayaker, pianist, and science fiction fan, O'Bern works as a freelance editor and teaches college writing. She is poetry editor of Noctua Review.