| Thea Iberall is a poet, playwright, and scientist. She has been published in Rattle, Spillway, The Southern California Anthology, Common Lives, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Peregrine XVI, Apollo's Lyre, Sunspinner, poeticdiversity, and ONTHEBUS. She was a semifinalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition. Thea's chapbook Be Ye Love (Inevitable Press, 1997) is part of the Laguna Poets reading series. As a performance poet, Thea represented Los Angeles at the 1998 National Poetry Slam Competition. Her love of words and theatre have taken her into playwriting, and Thea has had staged readings and performances of her one-act plays and musicals, including "Primed For Love" which she wrote with her mother, Helene. She has a Master's Degree in Writing (USC) and a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience (U Mass). Her first book of contextual poems, called The Sanctuary of Artemis, is soon to be published.