Metz is the associate dean of the University of Denver Gradutate School of Social Work. She holds degrees in education and social work.
Jacqueline Tobin is the author of "Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad "and "The Tao of Women," She is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses in writing and research. She has spent the last fifteen years researching and writing on African American Civil War history and uncovering untold stories. Jacqueline lives in Denver with her husband, Stewart, and her dog, Sheba. She has two grown children, Alex and Jasmine, and a son in law, Patrick. Hettie Jones's seventeen books include "How I Became Hettie Jones," a memoir of the "Beat Scene"; the poetry collection "Drive, "which won the Poetry Society of America's 1999 Norma Farber Award; "Big Star Fallin' Mama (Five Women in Black Music)";" "and "No Woman, No Cry, "a memoir with Bob Marley's widow, Rita. Jones's short prose and poetry have appeared in the" Village Voice," the" Washington Post," and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at the New School and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.