Shari Caplan is a poet, actress, and development professional working at AIDS Action Committee. She is the siren behind “Advice from a Siren” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016) and her poems have swum into Gulf Coast, Deluge, Drunk Monkeys, Non-binary Review, and more. Shari has been a featured reader at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, where she has also organized experimental reading performance pieces, the “Poetry Carnival” and a “Fairy Tale Poetry Tour.” You can see her on tour with New York Poetry Society's "The Poetry Brothel" giving intimiate readings as "Betty BOOM." Shari has volunteered as the assistant director of The Salem Literary Festival and the Writing Program Director at The Salem Athenaeum. She has received fellowships to The Home School in New York and to the Vermont Studio Center. Shari has worked on The VIDA Count and as a reader for Sugar House Review. She received her MFA in Poetry from Lesley University.