Poet, memoirist, and essayist Judith Sornberger earned her B.A. in University Studies at the age of 30 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while a single mother raising twin sons. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in English are also from Nebraska. Sornberger is the author of three full-length books of poetry, five chapbooks, and a prose memoir. She first taught creative writing and literature in Nebraska prisons and since then has taught in many venues, including the University of Colorado-Boulder where she taught in the Women's Studies Program. She is professor emerita of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she created and taught in the Women's Studies Program, as well as teaching creative writing. She lives on the side of a mountain outside Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.