MAXINE SUSMAN teaches writing and literature at Caldwell College in NJ. Her work has appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Earth’s Daughters, Potomac Review, US 1 Worksheets, Ekphrasis, and other journals and anthologies. Her chapbook Gogama (Sheltering Pines Press, 2006) takes place in Depression-era Northern Ontario. Born in New York City and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, she is a long-time resident of Highland Park, NJ.