Lily Iona

For over 30 years, Prof. MacKenzie taught rhetoric to USF freshmen, but now, with joy, she is working with adults closer to her in age. A poet, essayist, and novelist, her reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, essays, and memoir have appeared in over one hundred and sixty-five American and Canadian venues. Her poetry collection All This was published in 2011. Fling!, a novel that features older adults, was published in 2015. Curva Peligrosa, another novel, was released in 2017, and Freefall: A Divine Comedy, appeared in 2019.  Weekly, she submits blog posts on some aspect of reading and writing to her blog at