A native of Nashville, TN, Yvette J. Green has lived in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. for the last 20 years. A proud mother of two black sons. She completed her BA at Xavier University of Louisiana and MA in English at UMCP.  New to verse, her first poems have been published in Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, 45th Parallel Magazine, Isacoustic* and are forthcoming in Hive Avenue, and The Mark Literary Review. She asks that you donate to Capital Area Food Bank. IG: @yvettemuses Twitter: @alfabetismo_yg