A former writer and contributing editor at Metropolis magazine in Tokyo, Janet’s memoirs, essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Harvard Review, The Writer, Kyoto Journal, Indiana Review, Provincetown Arts, and others. Her memoir, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me (Stone Bridge Press: Berkeley, CA) will be released in spring 2019. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and is Associate Director of their low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. She received her MFA from Lesley in June 2006, and also holds degrees in psychoanalysis and French Literature. She lives in Vermont and is writing a new book about women, her local co-op, and community.