Steve Tompkins hails from Fountain, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with degrees in English and Spanish.  He currently works as the Academy Director and ESL Coordinator for a charter school in Colorado Springs.  Steve's first collection of poetry, Clay County Pastoral, is forthcoming from Word Press. Recent poems have appeared in Big Muddy, Borderlands, The Chiron Review, Cutthroat, Fifth Wednesday, Jelly Bucket, Natural Bridge, The New Plains Review, New South, Rougarou, and The San Pedro River Review.