Serena W. Lin believes writing is a political act of connection. Her work has appeared in cream city review, Hyphen, and Northern New England Review. She received her MFA from Rutgers-Newark as a Truman Capote fellow and is a VONA alum. She served as a community lawyer and former Public Defender in Los Angeles for nearly a decade. Her residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Brush Creek Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Reach her at www.serenawlin.com.