Joseph Hutchison directs the Professional Creative Writing and Arts & Culture Management programs for University College, University of Denver, and has served as Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014-2019). He is the author of 19 collections of poems, including "The World As Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015"; "Eyes of the Cuervo/Ojos del Crow" (a bilingual edition of his Mexico poems translated by Patricia Herminia); "Marked Men"; "Thread of the Real"; "Bed of Coals" (winner of the Colorado Poetry Award), and the Colorado Governor’s Award volume, "Shadow-Light." He has also translated "Ephemeral," a collection of flash fictions by Méxican author Miguel Lupián. His poems have appeared in over 100 journals and several anthologies, including "New Poets of the American West," and he has co-edited three anthologies: "Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai" (all profits benefit the Malala Fund for girls' education worldwide); "Legions of the Sun: Poems of the Great War"; and "A Song for Occupations: Poems About the American Way of Work." Joe lives with his wife, Iyengar yoga instructor Melody Madonna, in the mountains southwest of Denver.