Jo-Ann Reid is an Associate Professor of English at Dean College in Franklin, MA. Her work explores cross-cultural boundaries, gender, restriction and social injustice. Her work has appeared in Barrow Street, Shaking Like a Mountain, and as a featured poet on January 5, 2015 in The New Verse News. In January 2015, Ms. Reid was a Finalist in the 2014 Vella Chapbook Contest by Paper Nautilus. She earned her MFA at the Pennsylvania State University.