Judy Grahn is a poet, writer, and social theorist. Her work is widely known for its dramatic impact on the women’s and LGBTQ movements. She holds a PhD in integral studies with an emphasis in women’s spirituality from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. In addition to teaching creative writing and collaborating with performers around the world, she serves as associate core faculty for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, in their women's spirituality master's program. Her work has been awarded an NEA Grant, an American Book Review award, an American Book Award, an American Library Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award (in Lesbian Letters), among others. Her recent publications include love belongs to those who do the feeling: New and Selected Poems 1966–2006 (Red Hen, 2008), The Judy Grahn Reader (Aunt Lute, 2009), and the riveting memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of An Activist Poet (Aunt Lute, 2012). Her online journal is Metaformia Journal at www.metaformia.org.