Gwendolyn Jensen began writing poems when she retired in 2001 from the presidency of Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania). The places where her work has appeared include the Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander, Sanskrit, and Measure. Her first book, Birthright (Birch Brook Press, 2011) is a letterpress edition, now in its second printing. Her second book, As if toward Beauty (Birch Brook Press) was published in 2015. Her third book, also published by Birch Brook Press, is Graceful Ghost, a letterpress edition that will appear late in 2017 or early in 2018. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.