Harriet Shenkman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at CUNY, serves on the WNBA, NYC board and is Poet-in-Residence at The Transition Network (TTN). She won the Women’s National Book Association 2013 Annual Writing Contest in Poetry and Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry Contest. A finalist for Jewish Currents Raynes Competition, 2014, her poetry appears in national and international journals, including most recently in Comstock Review and Indolent Books. Her chapbook Teetering was published in 2014 and The Present Abandoned in 2020, Finishing Line Press. Her poetry is forthcoming in Gyroscope Review, Train River Press Anthology and Dreich Magazine. She has just completed a novel, The Camel Tamer, and hopes to find a publisher. The novel tells the harrowing journey of an innocent American teenager who finds himself in the crosshairs of the middle east conflict.