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 Palo Alto, California and New York City with his wife Grace, with whom he co-edited Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima. He is the author of four poetry collections, The Salt, What Worlds and Moons, The Welter of Me & You, and most recently, Sword of Glass.