GRACE CAVALIERI has authored 13 books of poetry and 18 produced plays. her most recent play, "Quilting the Sun" received a Reading by the NYC cast at the Smithsonian Institution, 2003. She has produced "The Poet and the Poem" on public radio since 1977; it is now broadcast at the Library of Congress via NPR satellite. She has received several awards including the Pen-Fiction Award, and the Allen Ginsberg Award for poetry. she lives in Annapolis Maryland with her husband, sculptor Kenneth Flynn. They have four grown daughters.