BERNADETTE McCOMISH earned an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence, and an M.A. in TESOL from Hunter. Her poems have appeared in Cortland Review, Sunday Salon, Hospital Drive, Slipstream, Storyscape, Rag Queen Periodical, and she was a finalist for the New Millennium Writers 41st poetry prize. Her collection: The Book of Johns, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2018. She teaches High School in Los Angeles and believes that poetry is medicine.