Sharon Venezio is the author of The Silence of Doorways (March 2013, Moon Tide Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including the New York Quarterly, Grew Sparrow, Spillway, Bellevue Literary Review, Reed, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Mark Linenthal Award for her poem “Meanwhile,” and is featured in two anthologies: Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond and Stone, River, Sky: an Anthology of Georgia Poems. She lives in Ventura where she is a behavior analyst specializing in autism.