"Angel Collier's poems are exotic butterflies. Lovely language, vision, beauty, a spiritual connection with the land, the birds, and the trees. Her poems reveal a divine tenderness, an honest telling, an open diary of her life and soul. Her language sings and shines." Angel Elisa Collier makes her debut as a writer with her first book of poetry, The Zen of Falling Leaves. For several years, she has studied under the direction of poet and author Diane Frank. Angel is the recipient of the H. Edward Cannon Memorial Award for the poem "Polonaise for Chopin." She grew up among the woods and rolling hills of Minnesota and Wisconsin. She received her B.A. in Art at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, where she currently resides.