Janel Spencer is a poet and teacher who grew up in Tucson, Arizona with desert sunsets and saguaros. She graduated from San Diego State with her MFA in Creative Writing with a specialty in Poetry. She is a member of Calypso Editions Press, a contributing editor for Poetry International, and co-founder of Best Hybrid Works Press. Her writing has appeared in Madwoman Etc, TSPJ, Hyperion, the San Diego Poetry Annual, and the Magee Park Poets Anthology. Beyond writing and teaching, her passions include singing, travel, and photography.
Photo courtesy of Elena Valdés Chavarría.