Roger Housden, a native of Bath, England, emigrated to the United States in 1998. He now lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife, Maria. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life, and also a recent novella, Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart s True Desire. He gives occasional public recitals of ecstatic poetry from the world s great literary and spiritual traditions. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org."