Paula Goldman has a master’s in journalism from Marquette University and an MFA from Vermont College. She is a docent and lecturer at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Her work has appeared in the North American Review, Harvard Review, Poet Lore, Poet Miscellany, and in several anthologies. Her collection Wild Beasts was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Gival Press Poetry Award, Brittingham Award and Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, New Rivers Press, and other competitions. She was born and raised in Atlantic City when the Atlantic Ocean was something then. Formerly of Wisconsin, she currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.