Maureen E. Doallas is the author of “Neruda’s Memoirs: Poems”, her debut collection of poetry. An honors graduate of Vassar College, she has been a features writer and editor for more than 35 years. Her artist interviews have appeared most recently at thehighcalling.org, while periodic guest posts appear at the TweetSpeakPoetry blog and elsewhere. One of her poems is included in “Water’s Edge” (Open to Interpretation, 2012), and another in the Gulf charity anthology “Oil and Water… and Other Things That Don’t Mix” (LL-Publications, 2010); two poems appear at Poets for Living Waters, and one other was recorded for an episode at Red Lion Square. Maureen also owns a small business, Transformational Threads, which licenses images of original fine art that are reproduced in custom hand-embroidery in Vietnam. In addition to a deep interest in poetry, Maureen is an art collector who delights in artist and fine press books and a dance, theatre, and music enthusiast. Maureen posts daily at writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com. She also can be found on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Good Reads, and She Writes. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband Jim Burke and two Westies, Jack and McDuff.