Frances Richey is the author of three poetry collections; The Warrior, published by Viking Penguin in 2008, The Burning Point, which won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize in 2003, and Voices of the Guard, a chapbook of prose poems drawn from interviews with Oregon National Guard service members. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; Nicholas Kristof’s column, The Poets of War; O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Newsweek, Gulf Coast, River Styx, and Notre Dame Review, among others. Frances is a Wertheim Study Scholar at the New York Public Library, has received Fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, and Hedgebrook. She was named the MacDowell Barbara and Andrew Senchak Fellow for 2015-2016. Frances teaches an on-going poetry writing class at Himan Brown Senior Center at the 92nd Street Y.