Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger is a prominent figure in California's poetry scene. She writes poetry influenced by her practice of Zen Buddhism and her ties to the poets of Black Mountain, the San Francisco Renaissance, and the Beat Generation. Her recent collections include 2012, and About Now: Collected Poems from the National Poetry Foundation, with On Time forthcoming from City Lights in 2015. She teaches at the Summer Writing program at Naropa University.