1 POSTS 0 COMMENTSVictoria Raphael has been writing since childhood when she won contests for the school newspaper. She has been published in Southwest Journalâ€™s quarterly Poetry Projects, as well as Seasons, a local poetry anthology, and is the 2011 second place winner of the Petlitzer Prize for poems about animals and pets. Her work has been featured in readings at the Walker Library and the Hennepin History Museum. Among her great passions are words, travel, penguins and what she does for a living. Victoria is a certified Life Coach and teaches writing skills to ESL students with the International Education Institute through Metropolitan State University.