Peter Schireson began writing after a long career, first in education, then in business. He holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University and an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest and dharma lineage holder, having trained in both the U.S. and Japan. He lives in Palm Springs, CA with his wife Grace, with whom he co-edited Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima.

He is the author of the poetry collections The Salt, What Worlds and MoonsThe Welter of Me & You, Sword of Glass, and How We Met. His sixth collection, Before the Sun, is available in Spring 2023 from Kelsay Books.

Sharp, clear-eyed, dry-humored, and often glib, these are masterfully crafted lyrics.
~Martha Rhodes