Jonah Bornstein (M.F.A, New York University) has taught poetry and creative writing at several universities in New York and Oregon. He now joins the team at University College in the Professional Creative Writing program. Jonah previously served as the director of the Ashland Writers Conference between the years 1997 and 2000. His poetry collections include "Mortar"; "The Art of Waking"; "Treatise on Emptiness"; "A Path Through Stone"; and "We Are Built of Light." Poems appear in "Prairie Schooner," "West Wind Review," "One Fare," and many anthologies, including "September 11, 2001, American Writers Respond"; "Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon"; and "Walking Bridges: Using Poetry as a Compass"; and other journals.