Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kim Noriega has lived in Southern California for the past twenty years. She is a Poet-Teacher in recovery homes and public libraries. Recent publications include: Poetry Daily, San Pedro River Review, New Southerner and Damselfly Press/i>. Her poem, "Heaven, 1963" was selected by Ted Kooser for his syndicated column, "American Life in Poetry" (#120). Her chapbook, "Name Me" is forthcoming in February 2010 from Fortunate Daughter.