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Carol Muske-Dukes is author of 8 books of poems, 4 novels, 2 collections of essays (including I Married the Icepick Killer: a Poet in Hollywood) and editor of a few anthologies, including Crossing State Lines: an American Renga with Bob Holman. Her poems and novels have been NY Times Notable Books, Best American Poetry selections, Pushcart Prizes and finalists for the National Book Award & LA Times Book Award. Several of her books have recently been re-published as e-books by Open Road Media. She is professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and former Poet Laureate of California. She writes for The New York Times, and is poetry critic for the LA Times and Huffington Post. www.carolmuskedukes.com