Phyllis Stowell, Ph.D., is a Professor Emerita and Founding Member of Saint Mary's College of California MFA. She is the author of five small press poetry collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in over forty traditional and avant-garde reviews. She is co-editor of APPETITE, Food as Metaphor, An Anthology of Women's Poetry (BOA Editions, Ltd). Her book, SHIELD/Bouclier, is a bilingual limited edition of 150 copies, with art by Pacia Sallomi and French translation by the Claire Malroux (Gallimard).