D.R. Goodman, a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, studied biology at Reed College in Oregon and philosophy at UC Berkeley, before leaving academia to practice writing and martial arts. She lives in Oakland, California, where she is founder and chief instructor at a martial arts school. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Tampa Review, Whitefish Review, and many others; and in the 2005 anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, William Baer, editor. She is also the author of The Kids’ Karate Workbook: A Take-Home Training Guide for Young Martial Artists, from North Atlantic/Blue Snake Books; and of an illustrated chapbook, Birds by the Bay.