Nordette N. Adams lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, in her late parents’ post-Katrina remodeled home. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Quaint Magazine, Adagio Verse Quarterly, About Place Journal, and Rattle Magazine’s online “Poets Respond” series. If you should happen to open the Oxford English Dictionary and find that the usage examples for the word “rabid” no longer insult feminists, you may thank or not thank her and other scholars for that improvement. Adams also has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. You may learn more about her at Her411.com.