Maurya Simon is the author of nine previous, acclaimed volumes of poetry. Simon’s poems have appeared in over two hundred poetry anthologies, and she’s published her work in scores of distinguished literary magazines across the country. She has received numerous national awards, including an Indo/American Fulbright Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two distinguished prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Simon taught college-level literature and creative writing for thirty years, and she is currently a Professor Emerita in Creative Writing, and a Professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside. She lives with her husband in the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.