D. Dina Friedman has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and published in many literary journals including Lilith, Negative Capability, The Sun, Common Ground Review, San Pedro River Review, Steam Ticket, New Plains Review, Blue Stem, Red Booth Review, Bloodroot, Anderbo, and Rhino. Dina is also the author of two award-winning young adult novels, Escaping Into the Night (Simon and Schuster) and Playing Dad’s Song (Farrar, Straus, Giroux). Wolf in the Suitcase is her first book of poetry. Dina moved with her husband to western Massachusetts 38 years ago because it was “a compromise between Brooklyn and the Ozarks.” She currently lives in Hadley, next door to a farm with 500 cows. She has an MFA from Lesley University and teaches at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. To learn more about Dina, visit her website at http://www.ddinafriedman.com.