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Helen Klein Ross

Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Iowa Review where it won The Iowa Review 2014 award in poetry. She is author of What Was Mine (Simon & Schuster/Gallery, 2016) and editor of Traveler's Vade Mecum, an anthology of new poems titled by telegrams, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. In a former life in advertising, she created an award winning ad blog AdBroad and the acclaimed Twitter handle @BettyDraper. Helen is an avid speaker on 21st century storytelling. Appearances include SXSWi and Columbia and Duke Universities. She lives in New York City and Salisbury, CT.