Monica McAlpine is the author of the forthcoming Winter Bride (Main Street Rag Press, 2021). Her poems have also appeared in Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Aurorean, and Poetry Quarterly. Professor Emerita at University of Massachusetts Boston, she has published two books and several articles on medieval literature. She also exhibits her paintings with local art associations. She and her husband live in Brookline and have two grandchildren.