Retha Powers is editor of the anthology, Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica and co-editor of This is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work . Her journalism and essays have appeared in publications such as Essence, Ms., The New York Times Magazine, and Glamour.
Powers holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A publishing professional for over twenty years, she is currently the Assistant Director of the Publishing Certificate Program at City College of New York.