Louisa Calio Louisa Calio is an internationally published, award winning author, whose work has been translated into Russian, Italian, Sicilian and Korean. In 2016 her poem “Sky Openings” won “Words of Gold” in Agrigento, Sicily. She won first prize for her poem “Bhari” from the City of Messina, Sicily, an International Poetry Competition 2013,was a2013 Finalist for Poet Laureate of Nassau County, NY, formerly Director of the Poets and Writers Piazza for Hofstra’s Italian Experience for 12 years, founding member and Executive Director of City Spirit Artists, Inc. New Haven, Ct. and an activist in the arts internationally, She is currently on the Advisory Board of Arba Sicula an organization devoted to Sicilian culture. She was honored at Columbia/Barnard with Alice Walker, Ruth Beta Ginsberg, and others, as a Feminist Who Changed America 2nd Wave, won the 1978 Connecticut Commission of the Arts Award given to individual writers, the 1987 Women in Leadership Award for her contribution to Arts development in Connecticut. She holds a BA with special honors in English from SUNY Albany and a Masters from Temple University. As an independent scholar who studied with Robert F. Thompson at Yale, in African Art and Religion and others, she lives in the USA and Jamaica WI where she writers and exhibits her photography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Calio and Facebook. Her latest book Journey to the Heart Waters is published by Legas Press.