Gloria Heffernan’s poetry chapbook, Some of Our Parts, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in March 2018. She has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize by the Tipton Poetry Journal and was named a semi-finalist in the Naugatuck River Review’s 2017 narrative poetry contest. Her work has appeared in over fifty publications including: Chautauqua Journal, Columbia Review, Louisville Review, Stone Canoe, The Healing Muse, and Talking Writing. Gloria teaches part-time at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. She is also the creator of the Defying Gravity Poetry Workshop. She holds a Master’s Degree in English.