Cheryl Clark Vermeulen received an M. F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop after a decade of experience in organizations focused on social change. Author of chapbooks This Paper Lantern and Dead-Eye Spring, she has published poems and translations in the journals The Bombay Gin, Transom, Small Po[r]tions, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Jubilat, Sixth Finch, Third Coast, Solstice Literary Magazine, TWO LINES Online, DIAGRAM, EOAGH, Split Rock Review, among others, as well as the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico. She is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she initiated a Creative Writing Minor. She is also the Poetry Editor for the literary magazine Pangyrus. She was a finalist recipient for a Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship. Originally from Illinois, she has lived in Jamaica Plain for twenty years, now with her husband, twin sons, and several pets. She loves, more than anything, to laugh.