Susan Gubernat, poet and librettist, is the author of The Zoo at Night (Prairie Schooner book prize: University of Nebraska Press), Analog House (Finishing Line Press), and Flesh (The Marianne Moore Prize: Helicon Nine Editions). Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Gargoyle, Michigan Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Scoundrel Time, the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She wrote the libretto for the opera “Korczak’s Orphans,” (composer: Adam Silverman). Gubernat holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Professor Emerita at California State University, East Bay, she has held artist residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Millay Colony, and the VCCA.