Louise O’Brien is an alumna of Hofstra University where she was the editor of The Chronicle and a contributor to Font, the literary magazine. Ms. O’Brien majored in creative writing and philosophy, and drew a great deal of inspiration from the Beat authors and David Hume.

After leaving Hofstra, she explored a number of jobs but considered herself first and foremost a spoken word poet, and read at Le Bar Bat in NYC. She hopes to break her teeth at Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe one of these days, whenever she gets up the nerve.

Ms. O’Brien works full-time in public relations and is working on a screenplay about her grandmother and the traditions she embodied of her Italian heritage. Ms. O’Brien lives and works in Long Island City, New York and believes in inspiration in the face of adversity.