Since receiving her MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1991, Kathleen O'Toole has braided an active professional life in community organizing with writing and teaching. Her latest collection of poems, This Far, was released in October 2019 by Paraclete Press. Other books include: Meanwhile, two chapbooks, Practice and Waking Hours, and In the Margins: a conversation in poetry, co-authored with three other women poets. Individual poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals, and have garnered recognition, including most recently the 2020 Connecticut River Review Poetry Prize. You can find her work at https://kathleenotoolepoetry.com.