About the Poets and the Artist:
Editor's Note from Art Goodtimes
Aaron Abeyta of Antonito teaches at Alamosa State and has won several awards for his poetry
and As Orion Falls
Joan Logghe of Espaņola is a master performer and teacher of poetry. She has many books
and publications to her credit, including Blessed Resistance
her latest, Rice
from Tres Chicas Books.
Phil Woods of Denver teaches high school history and is the author of five books of
poetry. Poems for the Prophet
is the most recent.
Judyth Hill of Rockmirth near Sapello is another master performer and teacher of poetry.
She has many publications and books to her credit, including
Men Need Space
and Black Hollyhock, First Light
Michael Adams (aka Crazy Cloud) of Lafayette uses his retirement to teach in the
Master of Arts program at Prescott College in Arizona. His latest book is
Between Heaven and Earth.
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville directs the Telluride Writers Guild and was
recently appointed the first poet laureate of San Miguel County. Her books include
If You Listen
Scott Nicolay of Shiprock teaches on the Rez, loves caving and is a world expert on
Rongorongo, the undecipered writing system of Rapanui (Easter Island). He’s the author of
Lok'aa ch'egai Mountain Poems.
Love activist Elle Metrick teaches kids, dreams of rivers, mothers a delightful dance
of a three year-old with her partner SoilDrummer, lives with Meadowlarks and dogs (domestic
and prairie), and can't clean house.
David Feela of Cortez is a poet, humorist, free-lance writer, high school teacher,
book collector, and thrift-store pirate. His latest book is How
the Future Disappears.
Wendy Videlock of Grand Junction was recently published in Poetry
magazine. She won the 2006 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize at the Talking Gourds Spoken Word Festival in Telluride.
Danny Rosen lives with Jack the Dog and looks at stars a lot. This poem comes his recently
published first book of poems, That Curve
Sally Ehrman of Bisbee teaches school, was a single mom for two children and has
committed herself to poetry for many years. Someone needs to publish a book of hers.
Poet/photographer Kit Hedman created the abstract images in this issue. He lives in Denver.
Guest editor Art Goodtimes is founder and director of Talking Gourds.