Lara Coley is San Franciscan educator, living in France to save money on rent. She is a former fellow artist-in-residence at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Co-Curator for VelRo Weekly Reading Series, Editor-in-Chief of Transfer Magazine, and coordinator for the Poet in the City program. Her work is featured in journals including New American Writing, Rogue Agent, Love is the Drug Anthology, Visible Ink, Opium, and in operas composed by the SFSU music department. Lara is the recipient of awards including the Browning Society Prize for Dramatic Monologue, the Daniel J Langton Poetry Prize, and the League for Innovation Poetry Prize. Lara has taught ESL and led poetry workshops in juvenile detentions centers, high schools, universities, and mental health treatment centers. She holds an MFA in poetry from San Francisco State University and is currently pursuing her second masters to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.