Monica A. Hand
Cherise A. Pollard
Poets’ Group Selections
“The Poets’ Group is an informal (until we agree on the T-shirt design) group of women who meet sporadically (every three weeks) to write and read what we’ve written. Our various work lives (and writing itself) can be isolated endeavors, and our group provides collegiality and common ground. During our meetings, we check in—about work, writing, and life—read, and write; we encourage each other’s projects and edit each other’s lines.” –Monica A. Hand
Monica A. Hand is the author of me and Nina (Alice James Books, 2012.) Her poems have been published in Cortland Review, Pleiades, Oxford American, Spoon River Poetry Review, Black Renaissance Noire, The Sow’s Ear, and Drunken Boat. She has a MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and currently, she is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing – Poetry at the University of Missouri- Columbia.
Photo of Monica A. Hand by Rachel Eliza Griffiths