Renee Gherity moved from Minnesota to the Washington, DC area after graduating from Mitchell-Hamline School of Law. Her writing focus has changed from briefs to poetry. Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Adanna Literary Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, and other journals. She was a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. She is an original member of the Surrey Street Poets who are working on their second anthology. She is a co-director for the Café Muse Literary Salon and Guest Editor for Beltway Poetry Quarterly.