Elline Lipkin, Ph.D., the Poet Laureate of the Altadena Library District for 2016- 2018, co-edited last year’s edition of the Altadena Poetry Review Anthology 2017. She is the award-winning author of two books: The Errant Thread and Girls’ Studies. Her poetry and scholarly work have appeared in a variety of journals and academic publications. She is a Research Scholar with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women and teaches for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing is from the University of Houston.