'Caught Heart' offers a poignant look at how heart and mind cannot be separated. Noreen Norris's words integrate the familiar with the surreal: conflicted pleasures of childhood; the power of illness, death, and rebirth--seals in a flooded basement, Jews on the Madonna's lap. She pits the tenderness in people and in nature against hardness--our nobility against our dark sides. Exploring daily life, the strength needed in times of chaos, and the return of joy, Norris speaks a vivid truth. 'Scrambling down the mountain through wailing wind / I'm forced to think of cherry blossoms.' Noreen Norris, born in Highland Park, Michigan, grew up in Detroit and its suburbs. She graduated from Detroit's Wayne State University before moving to San Francisco in 1959. She has been a bookstore manager, an advertising copy editor, print production manager for Regis McKenna Public Relations, and a member of a grant-giving team at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. Before relocating to Santa Fe in 1995, Norris and her husband wrote marketing documents for Silicon Valley executives.