Barbara Buckman Strasko Barbara Buckman Strasko is the author of two collections of poetry: Graffiti in Braille (Word Press, 2012) and a chapbook On the Edge of a Delicate Day (Pudding House Press, 2008). She lives along the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her poem “Bricks and Mortar” was chosen to be engraved in granite and bronze in Lancaster’s main square. She was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Lancaster County by the Lancaster Literary Guild. Strasko’s poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Rhino, Poet Lore, Brilliant Corners, Ninth Letter and Nimrod. She was a finalist for the 2012 New Letters Poetry Award, has received a Pushcart Prize nomination and is the recipient of a fellowship to the Norman Mailer Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. http://barbarabuckmanstrasko.com/.