Brian Burns, author of Kwan-Yin Heart and other books, was born in Brooklyn and moved to rural Lake Ronkonkoma at an early age, which afforded him the opportunity for meditation in pastoral surroundings. Heavily influenced by the spirituality of Zen Buddhism, his poems reflect a desire to attain a higher level of consciousness. Before moving to Deerfield Beach, Florida, he hosted Sachem Poets, the longest-running adult poet workshop on Long Island. Brian is currently President of the Theosophical Society of Miami-Deerfield Beach/South Florida. His book of poetry Kwan-Yin Heart is available as a Kindle Edition through Amazon at Kwan Yin Heart.