Lani Scozzari is a writer, long distance runner, mother, teacher, and classically trained dancer. Publications of her poems and essays include Narrative Magazine, The Collagist, The Cortland Review, Comstock Review, Midway Journal, Mom Egg Review, Tinder Box, and others, as well as anthologies. She is the recipient of a finalist award from The Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry in Ballet's Child. Many different writing conferences have awarded her scholarships, including The Frost Place, The Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and The Workshop for Publishing Poets. While earning her M.F.A. in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, she served as the senior editor of their literary journal, Lumina. She’s a collaborator and writer of Ballet’s Child, a full-length contemporary ballet documenting the story of an eating disorder and recovery. In private practice Lani served as an Educational and Parenting Consultant across the country. This, alongside her work as a Marriage Mentor, led her to create Fostering Resilience, leading webinars, seminars, workshops and panel discussions. She and her husband are raising their young daughters in her hometown of Jupiter, FL.