Christian Barter is the author of three books of poetry: In Someone Else’s House, winner of the 2014 Maine Literary Award; The Singers I Prefer, a Lenore Marshall Prize finalist; and Bye-Bye Land, winner of the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. His poetry appears widely in such places as Ploughshares, The Literary Review, Epoch, Georgia Review, and The American Scholar, and has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, and PBS Newshour. He has been a resident fellow at Yaddo and The McDowell Colony, and a Hodder Fellow in poetry at Princeton University. For more than 25 years, he has worked as a stone worker, rigger, arborist, equipment operator, and supervisor at Acadia National Park, where he served as the first-ever Poet Laureate. For more about Christian Barter, visit www.christianbarterpoetry.com.