Janet Bowdan teaches English at Western New England University. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Smartish Pace, Tinfish and other journals, as well as in the anthologies Poetry Daily and Best American Poetry 2000. She likes poems that sneak intelligence into the imagery. She likes poems that make her see things in a new light. She likes poems. She likes writing in general. She lives in Northampton with her husband, son and stepdaughters.