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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 a poet, filmmaker, photographer and musician. Harvey was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award (Hyacinth, Lithic Press 2013) and winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in A Dozen Nothing, American Life in Poetry, Dream Pop, Empty Mirror, Heavy Feather Review, HOUSEGUEST, Pith, Poems-For-All, Scribbler, SHAMPOO, Think Journal, The Wallace Stevens Journal and elsewhere. Lithic Press published his serial poems July and Farewell Materials, as well as Coolidge & Cherkovski: In Conversation, a book edited by Harvey. His collection, Cosmographies, is forthcoming from Cuneiform Press 2020. His first film, Portolano: A Film About Jack Mueller, premiered in October 2018. He recently premiered his second film, It’s Nice To Be With You Always: A Film About Neeli Cherkovski, at the Omaha Film Festival. 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