Maggie Dubris is the author of In the Dust Zone (Centre-Ville Books, 2010), Skels (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Weep Not, My Wanton (Black Sparrow Press, 2002), and the poem “WillieWorld,” (Richard Hell’s Cuz Editions). For ten years she was guitarist and a principal songwriter for the all-female band Homer Erotic, performing at NYC clubs and festivals in Tampa and Las Vegas. She is the recipient of a 2010 NYFA fellowship for her soundscape work, featured in The Vanishing Birds Project and The Vanishing Oceans Project, collaborative installations created with the artist Linda Byrne. Maggie worked for twenty years as a full-time 911 paramedic in the Times Square district in New York City, and responded to the Trade Center on September 11th. She is currently employed as a professional hypnotist and a paramedic on film and TV sets. She also has a black belt in karate, and works part-time for Kids Kicking Cancer as a martial arts health care worker.