Lara Gularte lives and writes in the Sierra foothills of California. She was featured in the Autumn 2014 (vol. 20, no. 2) issue of The Bitter Oleander. Her poetry, depicting her Azorean heritage, is included in a book of essays called Imaginários Luso-Americanos e A�orianos by Vamberto Freitas. Additional writings may be found in The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry,and in Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada. Gularte earned an MFA degree from San Jose State University where she not only served as a poetry editor for Reed Magazine, but received the Anne Lillis Award for Creative Writing, along with several Phelan Awards. Her work has appeared widely in journals and magazines, and has been included in many national and regional anthologies. In 2017 she traveled to Cuba with a delegation of American poets and presented her poetry at the Festival Internacional de Poesia de la Habana. She is currently an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine.