A native on Toledo, Ohio, Sandra Rivers-Gill is an award-winning poet, performer and playwright, and has been a featured poet in the area. Sandra’s poetry has been honored in numerous literary print/ online journals , anthologies, and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Poetry Box, O! Relentless Death, and POP Up Poetry. She serves as a panel judge for local poetry competitions, served as board president for a local treatment facility, and has facilitated poetry workshops for non-profit organizations. Sandra is a candidate for the Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Toledo.