Sylvia Byrne Pollack
Sylvia Byrne Pollack has a collection of soubriquets acquired over the decades, including professor, cancer researcher, mental health counselor, lesbian, Jew, flutist, world traveler. Among her favorites are Mom, Nana, wife, poet. Sylvia’s poems have appeared in Floating Bridge Review, Crab Creek Review, Clover, and Antiphon as well as other print and online journals. A two-time Pushcart nominee, she won the 2013 Mason’s Road Winter Literary Award and was a medalist for the 2014 inaugural Russell Prize. In 2018, her chapbook manuscript Overheard: The Deaf Woman Poems was a finalist for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize and received Honorable Mention for the Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest.