Marilyn Krysl’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Short Stories 2000 and O. Henry Prize Stories. Warscape With Lovers won the Cleveland State Poetry Prize 1997, and Dinner with Osama, won Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Bronze Medal 2008. Krysl has volunteered at Mother Teresa’s Kalighat Hospice for the Destitute and Dying in Calcutta and for Peace Brigade International in Sri Lanka. While serving as Artist in Residence at Dr. Jean Watson’s Center for Human Caring, she wrote Midwife and Soulskin, and has performed at nursing and Caritas conferences in the U.S. and abroad.