Kim Noriega is the author of the collection, Name Me, the title poem of which was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. She was also the winner of the San MIguel de Allende Flash Nonfiction Prize and a finalist for the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize. Her poem, “Heaven, 1963” was featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, American Life in Poetry. Kim recently retired from a 30-year career with San Diego Public Library as the head of its family literacy program. She is a Teaching Artist with Poetry Barn and President of the Board of Directors for AIM Higher. She is a certified facilitator of the Creative Regeneration Process and a consultant in family literacy through the Pacific Library Partnership. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Ernie, and 6 cats, 5 of whom were formerly feral.