Steve Tompkins hails from Fountain, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with degrees in English and Spanish.  He currently works as the Principal of a charter school in Colorado Springs.  Steve's first collection of poetry, Clay County Pastoral, was published in 2014 by Word Press, and he is currently working on completing a second volume of poetry and hopes to see it published in the near future.  Recent poems have appeared in Big Muddy, Borderlands, The Chiron Review, Cutthroat, Fifth Wednesday, Jelly Bucket, Natural Bridge, Midwest Quarterly, Nerve Cowboy, The New Plains Review, New South, Rougarou, and The San Pedro River Review.