Ruth Holzer, b. 1943, is the author of four previous chapbooks, most recently, A Face in the Crowd (Kelsay Books, 2019). Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Faultline, Passager, Slant, Connecticut River Review, Southern Poetry Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, RHINO, The South Carolina Review, and in other journals and anthologies. Her Japanese-form poems have also been widely published. She has served as a co-editor of Haibun Today and as an associate editor of tinywords. A seven-time Pushcart nominee, among her awards are the Edgar Allan Poe Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Tanka Splendor Award.