M. J. Iuppa has been successfully teaching poetry and creative writing workshops to students ages 8-89 since 1986. She is the Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Arts Minor Program at St. John Fisher College where she received the Part-Time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000, and The Father Dorsey Award, 2000-2001 and 2002-2003. Over 300 of her poems have appeared in small press, university, and national publications, including Poetry, Yankee, Press,and New Letters. Her chapbooks include Sometimes Simply (1996), Temptations (2001), andGreatest Hits 1986-2001 (2002). Her first full-length poetry collection is Night Traveler (2003). Her poetry was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 1998, 2001, and 2002. She has an MA in Creative Writing from SUNY Brockport and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University.