Mariah L Schwarz started writing when she was 14 years old and hasn’t stopped. After studying poetry with Charles Simic in college, she moved to New York City and began publishing poems in poetry reviews. Not long after, she lost her way as a writer and in the world. Wandering across the States and around the world; wondering with books, people, art and cultures; and a brush with mortality during motherhood returned her to herself. Cancer saved her life. She is herself again, publishing the memoir that tells that story, and writing all the other poems, essays and stories waiting to be told.