Ruth Thompson’s second book of poems, Woman with Crows, was published by Word Press Books in 2012. It was a finalist for the AROHO To The Lighthouse Prize in 2010. Her 2011 chapbook Here Along Cazenovia Creek was the basis for a collaborative performance of poetry and dance with dancer Shizuno Nasu last year. Ruth was an English professor, librarian, editor and college dean in California, and now lives mostly in Hilo, Hawai’i with her long-lost college sweetheart, where she teaches writing, meditation, and yoga, and runs a very very small press. She attended the 2011 AROHO Ghost Ranch Retreat and is a founding sister of the awesome west coast mini-AROHO weekend retreats. Desert Delight Contributor.