I had the enormous pleasure of reading at Lithic Bookstore/Gallery and Press in Fruita, Colorado, a few miles from the Colorado/Utah border. Hosted by the owners, Danny Rosen and Kyle Harvey, both considerable poets in their own write, the reading was not only well attended but lively, various, and fundamentally joyful. In addition to reading with Danny and Kyle, there were the extraordinary Jack Mueller, Jennifer Rane Hancock, Sandra Dorr, and Frank H. Coons. I also got to meet—finally, after years of being a fan—poet and visual artist Wendy Videlock. All in all it was a luminous night, and the following day was country-peaceful: a yawping rooster woke me early at Danny’s place, and stepping outside to view the westerly ghost moon, I was reminded that poetry, like the Earth itself, is often as close to heaven as we get.