Joseph Hutchison is the author of more than a dozen collections of poems, including Thread of the Real, The Rain At Midnight, Bed of Coals (winner of the Colorado Poetry Award), House of Mirrors, and the Colorado Governor’s Award volume, Shadow-Light. Two new collections are forthcoming, The Earth-Boat from Folded Word and Marked Men from Turning Point Books. His poems and short stories have appeared in over 100 journals and in several anthologies, most recently New Poets of the American West.

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Joe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado and earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He has taught elementary through high school age children for Poets in the Schools programs in Colorado and Oregon, graduate level students at the University of Denver’s University College, and adult learners online. Joe lives with his wife Melody in the mountains southwest of Denver and makes his living as a writer.