Judy Grahn is an internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist. Her work is associated with several movements, including Gay, Lesbian, and Queer; Feminist/Woman-Centered; and Women's Spirituality. Her many awards include an American Book Award for Queen of Wands and a Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award from The Publishing Triangle. Lisa Maria Hogeland is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hogeland, who holds a B.A. in comparative literature and a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, is the author of a groundbreaking study on the consciousness-raising novel, Feminism and Its Fictions.