Susan Settlemyre Williams, Blackbird associate
literary editor, is an MFA student in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth
She has a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and a JD from the University of Richmond, and is retired
from the practice of real estate law. Her poetry has been published
or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Aethlon, Calyx, Earth's
Daughters, and other journals; and her interviews and book reviews
have appeared in several issues of Blackbird.