Rebecca O'Bern is an editor, educator, and writer. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Southern Connecticut State University where she was poetry editor of Noctua Review. Among her distinctions are Connecticut Review’s Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, Poetry Nook’s Weekly Poetry Prize, and 2nd place Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared in Connecticut Review, Blue Monday Review, South 85 Journal, Hartskill Review, and other journals. An avid kayaker, pianist, and science fiction fan, she resides with her partner, Elias, in Pennsylvania.