LOIS ROSEN’s award-winning poems and stories have appeared in over a hundred journals including most recently: Calyx, Conversations across Borders, VoiceCatcher, Alimentum: the Literature of Food, The Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The Night, and the Rain, and the River. She leads two Amherst Writers Workshops in Salem, Oregon where she’s taught Creative Writing at Willamette University and ESL at Chemeketa Community College. She received an MFA in fiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop. Traprock Books published her first poetry collection, Pigeons, in 2004. Tebot Bach Publications published her second poetry book, Nice and Loud, in 2015.