St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Bio: Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi (B.A.English/Spanish, M.A. Spanish, Saint Louis University Madrid/St. Louis) lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she writes articles, literary critiques, poetry and prose. She is a not-for-profit, business, community development, education, leadership development, and elderly advocate consultant, and she teaches creative writing to men in a maximum security jail and to special needs students. She wrote a novel in verse, Poem to Follow, a book of poetry, Fall Tenderly, and many of her poems have appeared worldwide in multiple poetry anthologies, literary magazines, and most recently in spoken word with LOOPRAT on the award-winning How Live? CD. Shari considers herself a modern formalist, addressing contemporary issues in poetic verse with a stylized language.