Rebecca O’Bern is a writer, educator, and editor. Her work has been published in Connecticut Review, Blue Monday Review, South 85 Journal, Hartskill Review, Storm Cellar, Crack the Spike, and other journals. She was the 2010 recipient of the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, won Poetry Nook’s 104th Weekly Poetry Prize, and took 2nd place in the 2017 Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest. She is currently 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 avid science fiction fan, she teaches writing and composition in Connecticut.