Dr. Elline Lipkin is Poet Laureate of Altadena Library District, 2016-2018. She is the award-winning author of two books: The Errant Thread and Girls' Studies. Her poetry and scholarly writing have appeared in print and online in various journals and publications. Lipkin is a Research Scholar at UCLA and also teaches for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Pauli Dutton founded, coordinated, and edited the Altadena Library Poetry & Cookies Anthology and public reading events from 2003- 2014. She wrote a poetry newsletter through 2013 and served on this anthology's Selection Committee from 2015-2017. She has won awards for her poems and have been published in several poetry anthologies. She recently retired after 30 years at the library.