Mary Kovaleski Byrnes is the author of So Long the Sky (forthcoming, Platypus Press, 2018). She teaches writing and literature at Emerson College, and is the co-founder of the emersonWRITES program, a free creative writing program for Boston Public School students. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Salamander, the Four Way Review, the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, the Boston Globe, Poet Lore, Cimmaron Review, the Best of Kore Press, Best of the Net, PANK, and elsewhere. She served as Poetry Editor for Redivider and has been a poetry reader for Ploughshares since 2009.
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