Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia-based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Timesand a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC). From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action's Community Sentencing Program. You can find her blog on culture and politics, The Writing Corner, here. She is a regular editor at English Wikipedia under the same user name, "Beth Wellington"