I grew up near Berkeley, California; went to Stanford and then to Indiana University for a PhD in American literature. I was a university professor, librarian, editor, yoga teacher, and college dean in Los Angeles. After a long hiatus I began writing poetry again in 2001. Today I write and teach yoga and meditation near Buffalo, New York and in Hilo, Hawaii, where I live with writer-anthropologist Don MItchell. My book manuscript, Woman with Crows, was among the finalists for the AROHO To the Lighthouse Prize. In January 2011 I started Saddle Road Press, to publish my own work and that of other writers I admire. My first chapbook, Here Along Cazenovia Creek, will be published by Saddle Road in May.Desert Delight Contributor.