ABOUT THE POETS:
A seventh-generation Californio conceived in New Mexico, Art Goodtimes ran with San Francisco's Union of Street Poets in the Sixties, moved to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado (Nuche homelands) after they shot Harvey Milk, serving five terms as San Miguel County commissioner, one term as Western Slope Poet Laureate and continues as the Telluride Mushroom Festival steward & poet-in-residence (since 1981). His books include As If the World Really Mattered (La Alameda Press, New Mexico, 2007), Looking South to Lone Cone: the Cloud Acre poems (Western Eye Press, Arizona, 2013) and Dancing on Edge: The McRedeye Poems (Lithic Press, Colorado, 2019). He writes a monthly column for the Four Corners Free Press, op-ed poems for the Colorado Times Recorder and co-directs the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds poetry program.
Robyn Hunt is grateful for her southwestern lineage of women who sang in the choir, for there she first learned of poetry and praise. Her inaugural collection of poems, The Shape of Caught Water, was published in 2013. A new release, The Fiction of Stillness, is forthcoming in July 2024, about her travails and gratitude lessons surrounding a year of breast cancer treatment. She works and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband.