Madeleine Mysko is the author of two novels, Bringing Vincent Home and Stone Harbor Bound, and a poetry collection, Crucial Blue. With three other Baltimore-area poets she is also the author of In the Margins: A Conversation in Poetry. Her poems and prose—short fiction, creative nonfiction, and opinion pieces—appear widely in both literary journals and other media, including the Baltimore Sun. During the Vietnam War, she served as a nurse on the burn ward at Brooke Army Medical Center and is a member of Veterans for Peace. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, she has taught creative writing in the Baltimore-Washington region for years. Among her honors are individual artist grants in both poetry and fiction from the State of Maryland. Presently she serves as a coordinating editor of the “Reflections” column at American Journal of Nursing and teaches at Goucher College.
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