Maria Berardi's work has appeared in local and national magazines and online (13 Magazine, Voca Femina, Mothering, the Opiate, getborn and most recently Twyckenham Notes, SOUTH BROADWAY GHOST SOCIETY, 8th st. publishing guild, Luna Luna, Leaping Clear, DASH, Heirlock and most recently in From Whispers to Roars), as well as at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, in Arvada, CO, in collaboration with installation artist Bonnie Ferrill Roman. Her first collection, Cassandra Gifts, was published in 2013 by Turkey Buzzard Press, and she is currently at work on her second (a chapbook, or perhaps not, entitled Pagan.) Educated at Hampshire College, the University of Colorado–Denver, Naropa University and Lighthouse Writer's Workshop, and listed in Poets & Writers, she lives in the Front Range foothills west of Denver at precisely 8,888 feet above sea level.