A native Ohioan, Sandra Rivers-Gill is an award-winning poet, performer, playwright in Toledo, Ohio. She has been a featured poet around Toledo, Dayton and Bowling Green. Sandra’s poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in Kissing Dynamite, Dissonance Magazine, POP Up Poetry, Of Rust and Glass, The Kerf, Common Threads, Flights Literary Magazine, and many writing competitions. She is a recipient of the Toledo Arts Commission Accelerated Grant and the editor of “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” a poetry chapbook. Sandra served as board president for a local treatment facility, has facilitated poetry workshops for non-profit organizations, and has served a panel judge for local poetry competitions.