Eloise Klein Healy is the author of seven books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy is the founding editor of ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her most recent collection of poems is A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings. In December 2012, Healy was appointed the first poet laureate of The City of Los Angeles.