Nancy Klepsch is a poet and teacher who was born in Brooklyn and currently lives in upstate New York. She has been writing poetry since she was in the fourth grade and decided to go to college after watching her mother type envelopes for a penny a piece in the late 1960s. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Albany and a master’s degree in education from the College of Saint Rose. Klepsch co-hosts the 2nd Sunday at 2 open mic for poetry and prose and is one of the founders of Riverside Community Press. Published in online and print publications, she has also exhibited or curated public poetry installations throughout New York’s Capital Region. god must be a boogie man is her first published book of poems.