A native of California’s Mendocino Coast, Lee Patton has enjoyed life in Colorado since college, including teaching writing and literature and volunteering for environmental restoration. His first poetry collection, In Disturbed Soil, is forthcoming in 2021.  Recent poems appear in Global Poemic, Heirlock, Impossible Archetype, New Verse News, and Winning Writers. His fifth novel, Coming to Life on South High, comes out in 2021.