author of 2 full-length poetry collections, most recently, Swing at your own risk (Kelsey St Press) and 4 chapbooks. Her poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction essays have been published in , , , , , , , n (edited by Jina Ortiz & Rochelle Spencer), (edited by Lynn Melnick & Brett Fletcher Lauer), among others. She has served as special guest editor for , , and . She serves on the advisory board of Black Radish Books. Metta is a Senior Fellow at Black Earth Institute, the director of Center for Women Writers and an Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Salem College.