Paul Nelson’s latest of 8 books is BURNING THE FURNITURE, Guernica Editions, 2014. His work has won an AWP Award for Poetry, a University of Alabama Press Series Selection, and an NEA Fellowship. His first book, CARGO, was with The Stonewall /Windhover Press, Iowa City, 1972. From 1979-1989, Professor/Director of Creative Writing, Ohio University, he lives and writes now in Sequim, WA. By earlier life a Downeaster, he is still in the light he was born to, the high 40’s. Though a quarter of his life has been spent on the North Shore of O’ahu, where the light is unbearably beautiful.