Rebecca O'Bern's poems and essays have appeared in Connecticut Review, Blue Monday Review, South 85 Journal, Hartskill Review, and other publications. She is a Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize winner, took 2nd place in UCONN's ECE Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest, and was a Weekly Poetry Contest winner with Poetry Nook. Currently, she is an M.F.A. Creative Writing candidate at Southern Connecticut State University where she is Poetry Editor of Noctua Review. Also a freelance editor and proofreader, she teaches college writing and lives in Connecticut.