Gary Gach is a Jewish Buddhist, ordained in the Order of Interbeing, practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He is author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism (3rd edition, 2009), the editor of the American Book Award-winning What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop (1997), and translator of three books by Ko Un, hailed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti as “Korea’s greatest living Zen poet.” Gary’s work has appeared in Buddha Dharma, Evergreen Review, European Judaism, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The New Yorker, Patheos, and Religion Dispatches. He hosts an online haiku forum for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He’s also Western advisor to the Buddhist Channel. Gary can be reached at his website, http://www.word.to.