Trisha Rezende hails from the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been in love with New Orleans, “the northernmost city of the Caribbean,” since she moved there in 2003 to earn her MFA at the University of New Orleans. She has taught composition, creative writing, and/or poetry classes at Dillard University and at the University of New Orleans. As a newer member of Xavier University’s English Department, she has enjoyed the abundance of bright and innovative students that attend this groundbreaking institution. Her poetry has been published in Poet Lore and Burlesque Press. Ms. Rezende loves to run and write with her one-eared chocolate Labrador, Soda Pop.