Suzanne Ironbiter’s poems in The Ideal in the Mind (April 2021) and How Fish Learn (2016) explore moments from everyday life as they interweave with spiritual practices. Buddhist and Anishinaabe teachings cast some light on personal, social, and environmental concerns. Her narrative poems Devi: Mother of My Mind (2006) and Devi (1987) respond to deaths in her family, inner conflict, and human violence, and draw from her engagement with Indian goddess myths and Yoga philosophy and practice. She teaches in the Philosophy and Humanistic Studies Department at Western Connecticut State University and has a doctorate in History of Religion from Columbia University.