Constance E. Boyle was born in Jersey City, NJ, grew up in North Bergen and South Plainfield and moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver (BA). She earned an MFA from Goddard in 1994. Her chapbook Double Exposure placed first in the 2005 Plan B Press competition. Her poems have appeared in literary journals including poemmemoirstory, Sliver of Stone, Melusine, Green Fuse anthologies, and The Human Touch. Connie has eleven poems in an anthology, la forza di vita caffeinated poems, ed.by Bill Roberts and Karen Douglass.She was a physician assistant for many years (pediatric and adolescent medicine), coordinating the Lincoln School-Based Health Center her last eighteen. While there, she facilitated an improv theater group. Connie is an Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado Medical Campus. Currently, she writes poetry and fiction, teaches writing workshops for adolescents and adults, and edits.