Dr. Mo H Saidi was born in Iran and moved to the U.S. in 1969. He became a U.S. citizen in 1975. While teaching gynecology surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, he founded an OB/GYN group practice in San Antonio, Texas. He published over fifty scientific papers in American medical journals and a book, Female Sterilization: A Handbook For Women (Garland Publishing Co.). He has written over thirty short stories and completed two novels, Persian Marchers: A Novel and The Grant Writer. Currently he is working on a Third Novel, My Town, and completing a collection of short stories, Leaving the Gardens of Milk and Honey. In 2007 he won a first place award, the Iowa Poetry Association Award, from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and received a master’s degree in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. His first book of poetry, Art in the City, won the 2007 Eakin Award of the Poetry Society of Texas; his recent book, The Color of Faith, was published by St. Mary’s University Pecan Grove Press in April 2010. He has published poems, essays, and short stories in literary and medical periodicals. He is the Managing Editor of Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Poetry & Arts Magazine. He is married, has three adult children and two grandchildren. He is a member of The Authors Guild.