Bernadette Cullen is a long time Manhattan resident.. After graduating from Hunter College with a B.A., she did graduate studies at Fordham University, and then studied Journalism at Columbia University. She edited and reported for The Irish People, a small Bronx weekly, and was a reporter at The Bucks County Courier Times. She has taught at Metropolitan College and The College of New Rochelle (Rosa Parks campus). She loves reading, watching the sea go out, and, whenever possible, hides out with Russian/Italian/Swedish films at night. This is her first ever poem to be published!