In Memoriam

Chris Ransick’s first book, Never Summer, won a Colorado Book Award in 2003, and he published a collection of short stories in 2005 titled A Return To Emptiness, which went on to win the Colorado Authors’ League Award for Fiction. He has a number of other published works of poetry and short stories, including Asleep Beneath the Hill of DreamsLost Songs & Last ChancesLanguage for the Living and the Dead, and mummer prisoner scavenger thief.

Chris lived in Montana, Wyoming, California, Colorado, and Oregon, working as a reporter, editor, and professor. He served as the assistant to the editors of the definitive anthology, The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology. His work has appeared in PilgrimageCopper Nickel 3The Eleventh MuseFugue, and The Paterson Literary Review.

Chris died in 2019, leaving his wife, son, and daughter with a lifetime of words and love.