Sharon Klander holds a Bachelorís Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas, a Masterís Degree in English from The University of Houstonís Graduate Creative Writing Program, and a Ph.D. in American Literature and Creative Writing at Ohio University.  She has taught ESL Composition and American Literature at The University of Houston, Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, and Womenís Studies at Ohio University, Composition and Literature at Capital University, and for the past 25 years has been a member of the Resident Faculty in the Department of English at Houston Community College, teaching Literature, Creative Writing, and Composition and serving as the Faculty Sponsor for the student creative writing group she founded, The Johnnie Harris Writers.  Her poems have appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New Republic, Shenandoah, Kansas Quarterly, Inkwell, Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Western Humanities Review, The Louisville Review, Denver Quarterly, and New Letters. Others, some accompanied by scholarly essays, feature in anthologies, including The Art and Craft of Poetry, The Writing Room: Keys to the Craft of Fiction and Poetry, Hands Across Borders: A Multicultural Reader for Writers, The Weight of Addition: An Anthology of Texas Poetry, Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets, and Echoes of the Cordillera, an anthology of ekphrastic poetry and photography.Her poetry scholarship appears in The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines and The Way Home: On the Poetry of Collette Inez.