Ren Powell is a native Californian, but is now settled on the southwest coast of Norway. She is a member The Norwegian Author's Union and is the Women Writers Commitee representative for PEN Norway. Ren's credits include two volumes of poetry, two poetry chapbooks and nine books of translations. Her own poetry has been translated and published in five languages and her plays and monologues have been performed in Los Angeles, Texas, British Columbia and Norway. She is the founding editor of www.babelfruit.org online journal, and administrates the www.protestpoems.org project.