Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author, poet, essayist and educator whose poems have been anthologized in over a dozen volumes, and whose prayers are used in prayer books around the world. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds both Ph.D. and D.D. degrees.

His most recent book is "Writing, the Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice" (Skylight Paths).