PAULA MARAFINO BERNETT’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Fourth Genre, The Louisville Review, Margie, Nimrod International Journal, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, and, Whiskey Island, among others. She is the recipient of the St. John’s College 2011 Essay Prize, and holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from St. John’s College. She is the recipient of two nominations for the 2013 Pushcart Prize.