John Whitney Steele is a psychologist, yoga teacher, assistant editor of Think: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction and Essays, and graduate of the MFA Poetry Program at Western Colorado University, where he studied with Julie Kane, David Rothman and Ernest Hilbert. An award-winning poet and Pushcart Prize nominee, John’s poems and book reviews have appeared in numerous print and online journals. His chapbook of poems, The Stones Keep Watch, published by Kelsay Books in 2021, evokes the beauty of nature and responds passionately to the ecological crisis. Shiva’s Dance, his illustrated book of sonnets about yoga, was published byKelsay Books, 2022. Born in Toronto and raised among the pines and granite cliffs of Foot’s Bay, Ontario, John lives in Boulder, Colorado where he often encounters his muse wandering in the mountains.

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