Carol Jennings grew up in the rolling hills of western New York, attended The College of Wooster, graduated from NYU, lived for more than a decade in New York City, and now resides in Washington DC. In New York, she worked at both the United Nations and the American Civil Liberties Union before earning a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. For much of her legal career, she served in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. She is author of an article on “The Woman Poet,” published in The New York Quarterly in 1972, and also served on the editorial staff of NYQ during the early years of its publication. Her poems have appeared in a number of journals, including The New York Quarterly, Chautauqua, The Broadkill Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Oberon, Potomac Review, and Medical Literary Messenger, as well as three anthologies. Two of her poems have won awards at The Chautauqua Institution, where she spends time each summer. She is now retired and devotes her time to poetry and the piano.