Donna Masini’s third book of poems, 4:30 Movie, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton and Co. (May, 2018).  Her previous books include Turning to Fiction (Norton, 2004), That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994), and the novel, About Yvonne (Norton,  1998). Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, Open City, The Paris Review, Parnassus, Pushcart Prize, Brooklyn Poets, Best American Poetry 2015.  A recipient of  NEA and NYFA Fellowships, she is a Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program. June Jordan was her teacher, mentor, inspiration, and friend.