M.J.Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario, where for the past eight years, she and her husband, Peter Tonery, have been committed to food sustainability. Her most recent poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Chariton Review. Tar River Poetry, Blueline, The Prose Poem Project, and The Centrifugal Eye, among others. Her chapbook As the Crow Flies appeared in 2008 (FootHills Publishing), and her second full length collection, Within Reach, was published in 2010 by Cherry Grove Collections. A prose chapbook, Between Worlds, will be published in 2013 by FootHills. She served as the poetry advisor (2007-2012) for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and since 1986, has worked as a teaching artist in the schools, K-12, for a variety of agencies (RCSD, BOCES 2, Genesee Valley BOCES, Writers & Books, Project U.N.I.Q.U.E. and V.I.T.A.L. programs). Currently, she is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.