Barbara Novack is Writer-in-Residence at Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY), where she is also a member of the English Department. She founded and hosts Poetry Events and Author Afternoons, two reading series that bring contemporary poets and writers to a wider audience, and she presents programs and conducts creative writing workshops in the New York metropolitan area. Recent books include Something Like Life (poetry), J.W. Valentine (fiction) and Do Houses Dream? (poetry).