Shirley Jones-Luke is a writer, poet and public speaker who lives in Dorchester. Shirley is an educator with the Boston Public Schools, teaching English Language Arts. She has been published in several journals and magazines, including Anti-Heroin Chic, Deluge, For the Sonorous, and Longleaf Review. Her work has earned her spots at VONA (Voices of Our Nation), Tin House, Breadloaf and The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat. Shirley’s poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award.