Therese Gleason’s poetry and prose have appeared/are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Rattle, Indiana Review, America, New Ohio Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Worcester Review, San Pedro River Review, Slipstream, the museum of americana, Literary Mama, Psaltery & Lyre, Halfway Down the Stairs, SWWIM Every Day, Plainsongs, The Windhover, Limestone, Off the Margins, and Mass Poetry’s Hard Work of Hope series. Therese has published two chapbooks: Libation (co-winner, South Carolina Poetry Initiative competition, 2006, judged by Kwame Dawes) and Matrilineal (Finishing Line, 2021), which received an Honorable Mention in the 2022 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Competition from the New England Poetry Club. A Pushcart and Best-of-the-Net nominee, she was a finalist in the 2022 Wolfson Press chapbook contest, and received an Honorable Mention for the Frank O’Hara Prize (The Worcester Review).  A poetry editor for The Worcester Review, Therese has a BA in Spanish and an MA in English from the University of Kentucky, and an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University.