CHARITY HUME is a writer and a teacher who lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned her B.A. in English at Yale University, and her M.A. in Creative Writing and English at NYU. She served as director of the NYU Graduate Program in Creative Writing from 1992-1996. Her work has been published in journals and periodicals in the United States and in Europe, and she has been a radio co-host for The Winds of Change, a weekly spoken word program in Canada. She has taught writing and English in both university settings and in independent schools for over thirty years. She is presently a dean at The Polytechnic School in Pasadena.