Zilka Joseph was nominated twice for a Pushcart. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry Daily, Michigan Quarterly Review, Frontier Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Mantis, Review Americana, Quiddity, and in anthologies such as Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, and Uncommon Core from Neutral Zone. Lands I Live In (Mayapple Press) and What Dread (Finishing Line Press), her chapbooks, were nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart respectively. Her book of poems Sharp Blue Search of Flame was published by Wayne State University Press and was a finalist for the Forward Indie Book Award. She was awarded a Zell Fellowship, the Michael S. Guterman prize and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship (CEW) from the University of Michigan. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, and a BA and BEd from Calcutta University. She teaches creative writing workshops in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a freelance editor and manuscript coach. You can see more of Zilka's work on her website: www.zilkajoseph.com or her Facebook page: Creative Writing/Writing Coach.