Natalie Bryant Rizzieri is a poet, writer, activist, mother and mystic. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Pleaides, Terrain.org, and Crab Orchard Review. She is the winner of the Hackney Literary Award. She is the founder and director of Friends of Warm Hearth, a movement of forever homes for abandoned Armenians with special needs. She spends her free time, at least in spring, digging for earthworms, watching for ravens and collecting moss. She is making a home deep in the forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and three sons. This is her first book.