Patricia McLean is the Nonfiction Editor at Elohi Gadugi Journal. She is a poet, novelist, and social worker living in Portland, Oregon, and is co-author with Duane Poncy of Bartlett House, a mystery novel and The Germaine Truth, an experimental web fiction. She is editor and co-founder of The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, a non-profit micro-press, publishing socially conscious literature. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Panache, Trillium, and Continental Drift. Her articles have been published in The Green Voice and Pandemonium. She has two poetry chapbooks: The Smell of God and The Lines of My Palms. She was a member of Roadside Bomb, guerilla poetry group reading anti-war poetry on the streets of Portland. She currently reads her poetry at open-mics and by invitation and is working on a novel.