Meredith Heller is a poet, singer-songwriter, and educator with degrees in writing and education. She studied in the graduate departments of Johns Hopkins University, Naropa University, and Goddard College. She is the author of three poetry collections: Songlines, River Spells, and Yuba Witch. A California Poet in the Schools, she teaches workshops for grades 1 to 12 in public and private schools, in the Creative Writing Department at Marin School of the Arts, in Juvenile Hall, and nationally on Zoom for kids and adults. She is part of the Kennedy Center’s Teaching Artists Present program, contributing her original poetry lessons to their online video library. Her writing appears in Rebelle Society, We’Moon, Raw Earth Ink, Quiet Lightning, Tiny Seed, The Aquarian, Avocet, Common Ground, Tiny House, and American Songwriter. A nature girl who spent fifteen summers solo backpacking, she hikes the trails daily and lives in a tiny cottage in Marin County, California. She spends her summers camping and writing. For info about her poetry workshops on Zoom, visit www.meredithheller.com.