Susan Charkes lives in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her poetry chapbook, sp., was published in 2017 (The Operating System). Poems have appeared in Arsenic Lobster, Cleaver, Denver Quarterly, Gargoyle, The Matador Review, Paper Nautilus, Posit, Prick of the Spindle, Redactions, Scripta, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, Storyscape, The Wax Paper, What Rough Beast, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Montco Wordshop and Tenth Sky Poets. More at www.susancharkes.com.