A native on Toledo, Ohio, Sandra Rivers-Gill is an award-winning poet, performer and playwright. Her poetry has been honored in numerous literary print and online journals, anthologies, and has appeared in or is forthcoming in Mock Turtle Zine, The Poetry Box, Death Never Dies, and POP Up Poetry. She currently serves as a panel judge for local poetry competitions, served as board president for Naomi Inc., a local non-profit treatment facility, and has facilitated poetry workshops in the community. Sandra is a member of the Toledo Black Artists Coalition, the Ohio Poetry Association, Academy of American Poets and former member of the Madd Poets Society 419 Performance Group. She is a candidate for a Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Toledo, where she also served as a diversity manager.