Currently poetry facilitator for independent seniors at Mercy LIFE, Alicia Askenase was a founding co-editor of the lit journal 6ix, and Literary Program Director at the Walt Whitman Center in New Jersey for many years. Her chapbooks include: Cover, Suspect, The Luxury of Pathos (Texture Press), and Shirley Shirley (sonaweb). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Feminist Studies, Chain, Aerial, The World, Philadelphia Stories, and the anthologies such as Not My President, 100 Days, and New Works by Philadelphia Poets. A poem was recently chosen as Editor’s Choice for the 2018 Sandy Crimmins Prize. She has work forthcoming in Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, a craft book from Texture Press.