Beclee Wilson is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Woman in Bits and Pieces and Tassajara Wind. A graduate of Northwestern University, with a M.A from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, poetry has always woven itself through her personal and career pursuits. She has studied with Jane Hirshfield, Brenda Hillman, Elizabeth Alexander, and Arthur Sze at the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. Beclee has also taught poetry in the Saint Helena Elementary School. She lives with her husband in the Napa Valley, of California, where gardening, growing grapes, painting, and writing fill her days.