Talia Shalev is a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center, and teaches at Brooklyn College. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington. Talia worked on the editorial team for What We Are Part Of: Teaching at CUNY: 1968 - 1974, a selection of the poet Adrienne Rich's syllabi, teaching notes, and course exercises (Lost & Found Series IV, CUNY Center for the Humanities). Her poems have appeared in The Seattle Review and The Volta.