Suzette Marie Bishop, b. 1962, currently teaches at Texas A & M International University. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. Her first book won the May Swenson Award and one poem from the collection won the Spoon River Poetry Review Editor’s Prize Contest in 2002. Her second book was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Texas League of Writers Book Award in the poetry category. She has received Honorable Mention in the Pen 2 Paper State-Wide Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. She lives in Laredo, Texas.