Jane Beal is a poet and professional writer. She has created more than a dozen poetry collections, including Sanctuary (2008) and Epiphany (2011), as well as three recording projects: Songs from the Secret Life, Love-Song, and with her brother, saxophonist and composer Andrew Beal, The Jazz Bird. She also writes fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary criticism. She has served as a professor at Wheaton College and Colorado Christian University, teaching creative writing and literature, and as a midwife in the US, Uganda, and the Philippines. She currently teaches at UC Davis. To learn more, visit http://sanctuarypoet.net.