Jana Branch writes poetry, short stories, essays and screenplays. To keep a roof over her head, she consults in brand and sustainability communications. She previously worked as a typographer, editor, ghostwriter and cultural trends analyst. She’s old enough to remember the world before computers and isn’t nostalgic for typewriters. She believes in “and” (not “either-or”), seeks variety (not balance) and prefers being seen without being looked at. “Now” by Liam Rector makes her weep. Avivah Zornberg and Mary Ruefle blow her mind. She agrees with Simone Weil: “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” She lives in Santa Monica, California and is happy to be out of the cold north. Read more at www.janabranch.wordpress.com.