Poets at Peace

About Our Poets

Kaleo and Elise Ching teach transformative art classes at JFK University, Wisdom University, CIIS Public Programs, and many institutions in the Bay Area and beyond. They coauthored Faces of Your SoulRituals in Art, Maskmaking, and Guided Imagery with AncestorsSpirit Guides, and Totem Animals (North Atlantic Books, 2006).  Their books are availalble on their website or amazon. Our Resources page has a link to Kaleo and Elise Ching’s website. Their phone number is 510-685-3788.

Thais Helena Guidolin Ouzounian is a Brazilian lawyer, married and mother of two boys. She is passionate about her family, the ocean and mountains, music, books, photography, children’s advocacy and simplicity. She writes for a Brazilian newspaper distributed in the Bay Area and for a Brazilian newspaper published in the country side of Brazil. You can reach her at: thais@thaishelenastudio.com.

Jim Gunshinan is a science and religion writer and the editor of Home Energy Magazine in Berkeley, California. The magazine covers green homebuilding and renovation for an audience of home-performance professionals. He holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from Penn State and a master of divinity from Notre Dame. Ordained in the Catholic Church in 1989, he ministered in a parish and at a small liberal arts college in South Bend, Indiana, and began the process of laicization in 1999. He has published two chapbooks, What the Body Wantsand Flamenco at the Thirsty BearBoth are available to view or download for free. Jim is married to Michele Nikoloff and lives in Walnut Creek, California.