These poems were written over the last 5-7 years. I have so many people to thank, but in particular, I want to say thanks to Patricia Frolander, the former Poet Laureate of Wyoming, for encouraging me every step of the way. I want to also say thanks to my former English teacher Christine Watne, who, almost three decades ago, introduced me to the power of poetry. Finally, thanks to landscape photographer Cynthia Chace Gray for providing me with a lot of visual inspiration.
Now that I’ve got a book out, the best thing to do is what any poet would do in the same situation: get up in the morning and write another poem.