Joanne Kyger (USA) a native Californian, is the author of 20 books of poetry, the most recent being Again: Poems 1989-2000 from La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, N.M. Her Selected Poems is forthcoming from Penguin Books in 2002. As a poet, Kyger has been associated with the Beat writers and the San Francisco Renaissance. She has lived on the coast north of San Francisco for the past 30 years. She teaches at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and the New College of San Francisco.