Linda Norton is the author of The Public Gardens: Poems and History (Pressed Wafer, 2011), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2012 (see Stan Mir’s review in Jacket2). She has also published a chapbook, Hesitation Kit (2007). And she makes collages; some of them have appeared on the covers of books, including the EtherDome anthology As If It Fell From the Sun. She lives in Oakland, California, and works at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. For more information, visit thepublicgardens.blogspot.com.