Joseph Hutchison is the author of 17 collections of poetry, including The World As Is: New & Selected Poems 1972-2015 (NYQ Books, 2016), Marked Men (Turning Point Books, 2013), and Thread of the Real (Counundrum Press, 2012). He has also co-edited, with Andrea Watson, the anthology Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle Press Good Works, 2013). He directs the arts and culture and global affairs programs for University College at the University of Denver and serves as poet laureate of Colorado (2014-2018). He lives in Colorado.