A LITTLE BIT OF BACKSTORY
Crystal Oliver is a poet and songwriter. She received the Henrietta Spiegel Creative Writing Award and earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College. She has released four albums and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Bluestem, Brooklyn Review, Slackwater, Woman, and Southern Maryland: This is Living.
Crystal teaches writing at St. Mary's College of Maryland and serves as the Poetry Editor of EcoTheo Review, a journal that explores the crossroads of ecology and faith. She's also the Editor of Southern Mayland: This is Living, a regional lifestyle magazine.