Elana Dykewomon is the award-winning author of eight books foregrounding lesbian heroism, including the novels Riverfinger Women, Beyond the Pale and Risk. Her most recent, What Can I Ask: New & Selected Poems 1975-2014, was published as a Sapphic Classic by Sinister Wisdom/Midsummer Night’s Press. Elana is a long-time social justice activist, editor, and teacher. She lives in Oakland, stirring up trouble whenever she can. See www.dykewomon.org for information on her writing classes, editing, and current publications.