Lori Jakiela is the author of several books, including the memoir Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe, which received the Saroyan Prize for International Writing from Stanford University. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Brevity, The Offing, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pittsburgh Magazine, and more. She is a professor of English and director of the Creative & Professional Writing Program at The University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus. Her next book, How Do You Like It Now Gentlemen? Poems from Mid-Life, is forthcoming in Fall 2021.