Jody Bolz is the author of A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books, 2004) and the novella-in-verse Shadow Play (Turning Point, 2014). Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines–The American Scholar, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, and Prairie Schooner among them–and in many anthologies. She taught creative writing for more than 20 years at George Washington University and in 2002 became an executive editor of Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry journal. Among her honors is a Rona Jaffe Foundation writer's award and a Maryland State Arts Council individual artist's grant. Bolz appeared on the panel What Makes for Effective Political Poetry: Editors’ Perspectives with Poet Lore co-editor E. Ethelbert Miller during Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2010.