This week we welcome Catherine Woodard as our guest blogger. Catherine has played coed, pickup basketball in New York City for three decades. She swerved to poetry in 2001 after an award-winning career in journalism. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, RHINO and other journals. She co-published Still Against War/Poems for Marie Ponsot. She worked to restore Poetry in Motion to the NYC subways and is a board member of the Poetry Society of America. Woodard was a fellow at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia in 2012 and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2011. She is a former president of Artists Space. Woodard has a MFA in poetry from The New School and MS in journalism from Columbia University.