Janel Spencer is a poet and teacher who grew up in Tucson, Arizona with desert sunsets and saguaros. She currently lives in San Diego where she teaches writing at San Diego State University, works for Poetry International, and is a member of Calypso Editions Press. Her writing has recently appeared in TSPJ, Hyperion, the San Diego Poetry Annual, and the Magee Park Poets Anthology. Beyond writing and teaching, her passions also include singing, travel, and photography.
Photo courtesy of Elena Valdés Chavarría.