voss PHOTO: Poet Rachel Voss with her copy of The Great Gatsby Anthology in Astoria Park (Queens, New York) overlooking the East River/Triboro and Hell Gate bridges (not quite the Valley of Ashes and the Queensboro Bridge that Fitzgerald wrote about in The Great Gatsby — but not far).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rachel Voss is a high school English teacher and lives in Queens, New York. She graduated with a degree in creative writing and literature from SUNY Purchase College. Her work has appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine, WORK, Blast Furnace, The New Verse News, Newtown Literary, and Unsplendid, among others. She contributed her poem “Villanelle on a line from The Great Gatsby” to The Great Gatsby Anthology.