The Authors

Mary Esselman and Elizabeth Velez are friends, teachers, and poetry lovers whose books span the stages of women’s lives. Together they have written:

The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart
The Hell with Love: oems to Mend a Broken Heart

Kiss Off: Poems to Set You Free
Kiss Off: Poems to Set You Free

You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life
You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life

Elizabeth Velez

Elizabeth is the academic coordinator of the Community Scholars Program and professor of feminist theory at Georgetown University.

Mary Esselman

Mary is a freelance writer and teacher currently working for the University of Virginia’s Women’s Center.