Holly Guran, author of the chapbooks River Tracks (Poets Corner Press) and Mothers' Trails (Noctiluca Press), grew up with a view of the Hudson River which partly accounts for the frequency of rivers and water in her recent collection, River of Bones (Iris Press). Holly lived in a variety of places from Eugene, Oregon to Rome, Italy, eventually landing in Boston where she is retired from a long career at Roxbury Community College. She earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award (2012), is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets, and has been a presenter at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Each summer Holly attends the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequence where writing workshops host veterans and others. Her publications include Salamander, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Westchester Review, U.S. Worksheets 1, and she was a featured poet in The Aurorean and Bellowing Ark. Holly lives with her husband, Philip and their dog, Ginger, and enjoys visits with children and grandchildren.