Betsy Martin’s poetry has appeared in many journals, including Atlanta Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Cloudbank, The Louisville Review, Juked, and Green Hills Literary Lantern. She studied Russian language and literature at Brown University and the Middlebury Russian School and holds master’s degrees from both. She spent a year studying in Moscow just before the fall of the Soviet Union. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Harvard. She worked for many years at Skinner House Books in Boston.