The Author

Helen Leslie Sokolsky

Helen Leslie Sokolsky’s poems have appeared in a number of publications including Confrontation, The California Poetry Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Poetry Review (PSA), Tinderbox and The Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Recent publications include The Ekphrastic Review, Seven Circle Press, Poetry Quarterly, POEM, The Aurorean and Adelaide Literary Magazine. In December 2021, she was featured in THE POET: Poetry Profiles.

Finishing Line Press published her chapbook of poems Two Sides of a Ticket in 2014 and she is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Helen won 3rd place for her poem “THE COAT” in the 2012 Tom Howard/John Reid Winning Writer’s Contest and received a letter of recognition from the Executive Director of New York Cares for that poem. She was a finalist in the 2016 Atlanta Review‘s International Poetry Competition. A retired New York City special education teacher, Helen lives with her husband in upper Manhattan near Fort Tryon Park. Her two daughters and grandson live in Delaware, Ohio.