Roberta Beary is the haibun editor for Modern Haiku; she tweets her photoku @shortpoemz. She identifies as gender-expansive, and writes to connect with the disenfranchised, to let them know they are not alone. Her book, The Unworn Necklace, named a William Carlos Williams finalist by the Poetry Society of America, is in its 4th printing. Her work is featured in A Companion to Poetic Genre (John Wiley & Sons, 2011) and Haiku In English The First Hundred Years (Norton, 2013). Her book Deflection (Accents Publishing, 2015), a collection of prose poems on loss and grief, was named a finalist in the Touchstone Book Awards and Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Writer Grace Cavalieri said, “In Deflection she extends her reach with some of the most searingly truthful work I’ve seen this year.” Read an interview with Roberta Beary