is a Pushcart-nominated Colorado poet. After attending art school for Creative Writing, Veronica earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from the University of Colorado – Denver. Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University, Veronica works in higher education as a grant development director. An aspiring author of her own collection of poetry, Veronica hopes to continue her studies in English, writing, and poetics in the near future.

“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”

Mary Oliver