B: I see that your daughter did the cover art for the book. Very striking! Do you and she collaborate on other art or writing projects?
S: No, this is our first collaboration, and it wasn't a true collaboration because she didn't draw that picture for my poem. When I was looking for cover art, I sent her a copy of tje poem to read and asked her if she had any art that might fit. She suggested that drawing as a possibility. I knew it was right as soon as I saw it.
Shelley Chernin is a freelance writer and ukulele player. Her poems have appeared in Great Lakes Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Rhapsodia, Durable Goods, Big Bridge and in the anthology, What I Knew Before I Knew: Poems from the Pudding House Salon (Kattywompus Press, 2011). Shelley was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and Honorable Mention in the Akron Art Museum's New Words Poetry Contest in 2009 and 2010. Her debut chapbook, The Vigil, was published by Crisis Chronicles Press in 2012.