James Grabill’s poems have appeared in numerous periodicals since the early ‘70s. His recent books of poems include October Wind (Sage Hill Press, 2006) and An Indigo Scent after the Rain (Lynx House Press, 2003). His creative nonfiction books are Finding the Top of the Sky (Lost Horse Press, 2005) and Through the Green Fire (Holy Cow! Press, 1995). He lives in Portland, in the midst of blue jays and cedars, and teaches writing (creative and technical writing), literature (Beat Lit and Shakespeare), and sustainability at Clackamas Community College, a campus with many firs.