Born January 1959) is an American poet. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Poetry in Motion, a program which places poetry posters in subways and buses across the country.
The daughter of renowned prima ballerina Maria Tallchief
Wife of George Mendonsa; woman in the background of Victor Jorgensen's famous photo of the sailor kissing a nurse on VJ Day in Times Square 1945, also visible in Alfred Eisenstadt's version of the photo that appeared in Life Magazine
Advice columnist who currently writes the 'Dear Abby' column under the pen name Abigail Van Buren; she succeeded her mother Pauline Phillips, (twin sister of advice columnist Ann Landers) who created the column and also wrote as Abigail Van Buren
Granddaughter of General Dmitriy Fedorovich Polyakov 'crown jewel' of US counterintelligence efforts & who for decades during Cold War had clandestinely worked to help western countries fight the Soviet system/Betrayed by Aldrich Ames