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Frank H. Coons

Frank H.Coons is a veterinarian and poet in Grand Junction, Colorado. His work has appeared in The Eleventh Muse, Fruita PulpMalpais Review, The Santa Fe Literary Review, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize in 2011 and 2014. His first collection of poems, Finding Cassiopeia, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He lives with his wife, Teresa, and two dogs.

Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey is the author of the poetry collection Hyacinth (Lithic Press 2013), a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His work has appeared in American Life in Poetry, Dirty Chai, Dream Pop, Empty Mirror, Entropy, Fat City Review, Heavy Feather Review, HOUSEGUEST, Metatron, Pilgrimage, Pith, SHAMPOO, Think Journal, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and elsewhere. He has published two serial poems July and Farewell Materials (Lithic Press), and a package of broadsides The Alphabet’s Book of Colors: Supplemental Notes for Philipp Otto Runge’s Die Farbenkugel (Reality Beach). He is the winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize and is at work on a manuscript titled The Alphabet That Never Recovers, as well as a translation of Camino del Ñielol by Chilean poet Teófilo Cid. He lives with his wife and children in Fruita, Colorado. www.kyleharveypoet.com

Robert W. King

Robert King’s first book, Old Man Laughing was a finalist for the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry and his second, Some of These Days,appeared in 2013 from Conundrum Press. The author of several chapbooks (What It Was Like; Naming Names;and Learning American), he recently won the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition with Rodin & Co.
He lives in Loveland, Colorado, where he directs the website www.ColoradoPoetsCenter.org