Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow received her M.A. at the University of Illinois, specialising in Poetry. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared widely in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review and American Literary Review. She is a recipient of the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, a Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and an award from the Chester H. Jones Foundation National Poetry Competition, selected by Robert Creeley, Diane Wakoski and Charles Wright. Her poems have also appeared in various anthologies, including Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women (Haven Books, 2010).