Marty Krasney’s poetry and short stories have been published in Areté, Innisfree, Marlboro Review, Missouri Review, Tricycle, and Witness, and he has completed a novel, The Bees of the Invisible. He has studied writing with Richard Bausch, Patrick Donnelly, Lynn Freed, George Garrett, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Edmund Keeley and Tom Mallon. His career as an organizational executive culminated with ten years as the founding Executive Director of Dalai Lama Fellows, a global network of contemplative young social-justice activist leaders, administered since 2018 by the University of Virginia. He has danced with both Allen Ginsberg and the Empress of Iran, beaten David Frost at ping-pong, heard Martin Luther King Jr. preach a Christmas sermon in a church in Philadelphia, and bungee-jumped from the New Zealand bridge where bungee-jumping was invented.