Joseph Hutchison has served as Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014-2019) and is the author of 19 collections of poems, including The World As Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015Eyes of the Cuervo/Ojos del Crow (a bilingual edition of his Mexico poems translated by Patricia Herminia), Marked MenThread of the RealBed of Coals (winner of the Colorado Poetry Award), and the Colorado Governor’s Award volume, Shadow-Light (OP). He has also translated Ephemeral, a collection of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián. His poems have appeared in over 100 journals and several anthologies, including New Poets of the American West, and he has co-edited three anthologies, Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai (all profits benefit the Malala Fund for girls' education worldwide), Legions of the Sun: Poems of the Great War, and A Song for Occupations: Poems About the American Way of Work. Joe currently directs two graduate programs at the University of Denver’s University College: Professional Creative Writing and Arts and Culture Management. He lives with his wife, Iyengar yoga instructor Melody Madonna, in the mountains southwest of Denver.