Andrena Zawinski, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, has made the San Francisco Bay Area her home where she teaches, writes, and runs a popular Women’s Poetry Salon. Her writing appears widely in print and at such publications as Quarterly West, Nimrod, Rattle, Gulf Coast, Blue Collar Review, Pacific Review, and others. Some of her online work appears in Poemeleon, Digital Paper, Pedestal, Ginosko, Babelfruit, and elsewhere. Her most recent full collection of poetry, Something About (Blue Light Press, San Francisco, CA), received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award; her first full collection, Traveling in a Reflected Light (Pig Iron Press, Youngstown, OH), received a Kenneth Patchen Prize in Poetry. She has also authored four chapbooks and is Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com.