Judy Grahn is a poet, cultural theorist, and teacher. She edits an online journal, Metaformia, at www.metaformia.com. Her newest books are love belongs to those who do the feeling (a collection of short poems from 1966-2006) from Red Hen Press and The Judy Grahn Reader (prose and longer poems) from Aunt Lute Press. She teaches her own theoretical work in a Women’s Spirituality Master’s Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She performs her own poetry, in collaboration with musicians; and teaches writing and literature in Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry, an interdisciplinary MFA program at California Institute of Integral Studies. She lives in California, and is married to Kris Brandenburger; they are two of 18,000 legally married Gay people in the state.