The White Mountains of New Hampshire. / Julie Heminway

Roxanne E. Bogart is a wildlife biologist, writer, and editor whose nature poems and essays have appeared in Tiny Seed Literary JournalPoetry QuarterlyThe Burlington Poetry Journal, Silkworm, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and The Other Paper of South Burlington, Vermont.

She spends her personal time exploring the forests, fields, and waters of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. It is here, and on travels farther afield, that she gathers momentum and inspiration for her writing, through close observation and careful collection of images, information, feelings, and insights.

As a wildlife biologist, she is the national coordinator for an urban bird conservation program that helps people in cities deepen their connection to nature through meaningful education and engagement in bird and habitat conservation. For 12 years she was the editor of The All-Bird Bulletin, the newsletter of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. She provides editorial services and has co-authored and edited several national and international bird conservation plans.

She earned an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers, Straw Dog Writers' Guild, Florence Poets Society, and American Academy of Poets. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her family.

Leverett Pond, Massachusetts.