Barbara G. S. Hagerty
Barbara G.S. Hagerty is a Charleston, South Carolina, mother of four and career freelance writer who has in recent years turned her focus to poetry. Her first chapbook, entitled The Guest House (after a favorite Rumi poem), is forthcoming from Finishing Line Books in 2009. She is also the author of two nonfiction books (Purse Universe; Handbags) that examine the metaphors and cultural meanings inherent in the bags we carry.