Betsy Martin is the author of the poetry chapbook, Whale’s Eye (Presa Press). She has published poetry in such diverse journals as Atlanta Review, The Binnacle, The Briar Cliff Review, Cloudbank, Drunk Monkeys, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Juked, The Louisville Review, Pennsylvania English, and Pirene’s Fountain. A native of Washington, DC, she earned an AB in English from Harvard College, an MA from the Middlebury Russian School, and an MA in Slavic Languages from Brown University. She spent a year studying in Moscow at the Pushkin Institute during the twilight of the Soviet Union. An Easterner by birth and upbringing, she also lived for a year in southeastern New Mexico and had a hard time leaving. She worked for many years at Skinner House Books in Boston. She lives outside Boston with her husband, David.