Mei – Mei Berssenbrugge

was born in Beijing, China in 1947 and grew up in Massachusetts. Among her books are The Heat Bird (Burning Deck 1983) and Random Possession, (both recipients of American Book Awards); Empathy (Station Hill, 1989), (PEN West Award); Sphericity (Kelsey Street, 1993); Endocrinology (in collaboration with artist Kiki Smith, winner of the Asian American Literary Award for 1997); Four Year Old Girl (Kelsey Street 1998); and Nest (Kelsey Street, 2003). I Love Artists: New Selected and Poems, was published by the University of California Press in 2006. She lives in New Mexico.