I've just wrote a memoir about my grandparents, parents, and my life until I'm 25t titled 'I Can Hear Them Singing." I've published five books of poetry: Under the Ladder to Heaven, Desert Soldiers, Shulamith, and Walker Woman, and What Were They Like? I've also edited two books of poetry: "Walking through a River of Fire: 100 Years of Triangle Factory Fire Poetry" and "Every Day is an Act of Resistance: Selected Poems of Carol Tarlen" edited with David Joseph. I am co-author of the book "Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World" as well as numerous essays of literary criticism. I've been an oral historian of Los Angeles, a grunt at a publishing house, a TV producer, a radio producer, free-lance writer, and college professor in both psychology and English, and a waitress and secretary.