Joel Anderson, coauthor of Poetry of the Soul, is a designer, painter, photographer, and author. He is the co-owner of Anderson Thomas Design, Inc., in Nashville, a national recognized graphic design firm. He has garnered an Emmy Award for his design work on a CBS children's show, a Dove Award for Best Album Cover of the Year, and several other awards for product design aimed at young people. Joel has designed and created numerous books, magazines, and pop-culture products for the music, publishing, and entertainment industries. He has authored or coauthored eleven books, which he also designed and illustrated. Joel enjoys painting, gardening, and family fun with his wife and four children.