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Xianna Michaels is a poet, novelist, artist, calligrapher, teacher and publisher. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics, was a high school teacher for many years and wrote a number of award-winning historical novels before focusing on her first love of poetry. An observant Jew with a Chasidic soul, she now creates and teaches poetry, art and verse fairytales in the pursuit of spiritual connection. She is the inventor of the The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry® process as well as the Xoem® verse form, and leads workshops in these powerful vehicles for inner transformation. She is the author of The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®, Lily of the Valley and the children’s book Mindel and the Misfit Dragons and is the founder of Alcabal Press, LLC.

She and her husband have four grown children and are blessed with a plethora of grandchildren. They live in an old hacienda in Southern California.

For more information about Xianna and her work, please visit her website at XiannaMichaels.com and find her on Facebook @xianna.michaels.

Learn more about Xianna’s creative process; visit the Author Q&A.