Didi Koka is a poet, physician and practitioner. She has been a family physician in community medicine in the Twin Cities for 20 years, serving as Medical Director of Hennepin Healthcare East Lake clinic for 10 of those years. She holds a MFA in poetry from Hamline University and has participated in many readings about town including Heal the Earth Poetry Collective, Cracked Walnut festivals and Literary Peace Series. She is part of the Red Bird Chapbook board and community. She is a buddhist practitioner. She was a children’s practice teacher of mindfulness and meditation for many years and currently helps facilitate BiPOC meditation sitting groups. She has published poems in the redbird broadside series and Minnesota Medicine Magazine.