Bernadette McComish earned her B.A. at Hunter College and her MFA at Sarah Lawrence. She is the recipient of The Helen Galland Loewus Scholarship, and her poems have appeared in *Hakol* and *Perspectives*. She teaches English and writing at SUNY Purchase and The New York City College of Technology. Her current collection in progress, *Hooked*, is an exploration of addiction, bondage, and romance.