Please, welcome my friend, Claudia Messelodi. Claudia has traveled all the way from Italy (via the Web)—taking time from her husband, three children and responsibilities as a high school teacher —to visit with us this week, and share her work. I am so glad she is here! Claudia’s poetry has been published in EoTE, Dragonscale Clippings, A Handful of Stones, Pure Haiku, Simply Elfje, and Calaméo. Her first poetry collection 'Sky-blue Wisteria' was published March 2012 by the Arcolibri Cazzaniga Editore. Her poem, 'Presenza', won the Perle Poetiche award in Italy this past February. You can enjoy more of her writing on her blog, a stream of small stones and contact Claudia here.