Jen Karetnik (August 2016) is the author of three full-length books of poetry, including American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, May 2016) and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), as well as four poetry chapbooks. She is the winner of the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize for Poetry and runner-up for the 2015 Atlantis Prize and 2016 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. Her poetry, prose, interviews, reviews and playwriting have been published recently or are forthcoming in december, Guernica, Negative Capability, One, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prairie Schooner and Spillway. She works as the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School and as a dining critic for MIAMI Magazine. Her freelance lifestyle journalism has appeared in outlets including TheAtlantic.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, Southern Living, TalesoftheCocktail.com, Today.com and USA Today. She is also a cookbook author of both solo books, including the Les Dames d’Escoffier M.F.K. Fisher Excellence in Culinary Writing Award winning Mango (University Press of Florida, 2014), and co-written books, including From the Tip of My Tongue with chef Cindy Hutson, which won the World Gourmand Awards “Best Woman USA” title, and also placed third in its category in the world. She lives in Miami Shores on the remaining acre of a mango plantation with her husband, two teenagers, six rescue pets and fourteen mango trees.