Nicole Hospital-Medina earned her MFA at the University of Miami where she is now a professor who instructs writing. She is the current Writer in Residence of the Deering Estate at Cutler. Her poems can be read in the anthology, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, as well as in CURA: A Journal of Art and Action, The Miami Herald, Linden Lane Magazine, Paper Nautilus, Blunderbuss Magazine, The Acentos Review, Canyon Voices and more. She authors and designs productiveprofessor.wordpress.com, pinkcurlers.com, nicolehospital-medina.com and starfishstamps.tumblr.com. Nicole, teacher, Floridian, surfer, sailor, artist and environmentalist, ventures to write. She is a poet-activist.