Rachel Dacus resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems and essays have recently appeared, or are forthcoming in: The Atlanta Review, Avatar, The Alsop Review, The Bitter Oleander, Conspire, Samsara Quarterly, Switched-On Gutenberg, ByLine and Bellowing Ark. Earth Lessons, her first poetry collection is available through Amazon.com. Her poetry appears in the anthology Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English (Wesleyan University Press. More of her work can be seen on her website at http://home.earthlink.net/~dacusr/.