Linda Drajem taught English for over 25 years to secondary students in the Buffalo Public Schools, and taught for nine years in the English department at Buffalo State College. In addition, she is a local writer, published in The Buffalo News, Trees of Surprise, and other publications, as well as in a recent volume of poetry, InnerSessions, along with two other poets. She continues to teach writing classes as a visiting poet to young people in local schools and older folks through University Express. She and her husband Robert travel often to Seattle and Maryland to visit their sons, their spouses, and most importantly, their four beautiful grandchildren.