I have an M.F.A. in poetry. I still love poetry, but these days I mostly write in prose. I’ve been a college instructor, an editor, and, briefly, a Zen monk.
My writing has appeared in Yoga Journal, where I was a senior editor, Tricycle: A Buddhist Review, Shambhala Sun, the San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous literary magazines, including Willow Springs, Manoa, New Orleans Review, The Big Ugly Review, and Yellow Silk. I blog occasionally for the Huffington Post.
I was born in Detroit and grew up in the Midwest. I’ve lived some amazing places: New Orleans, Beijing, and (last and longest) the San Francisco Bay Area and North Lake Tahoe.