A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, I have taught English at the U. of Hawaii and the U. of Montana, and worked in Montana state government. After that I became a United Methodist minister, pastoring churches in Colorado and Montana. My short story, “The Cherry Tree,” won first prize in the 2011 Common Review Short Story Prize contest. Stories and poems of mine have appeared in literary and other magazines, including The North American Review, The Chariton Review, Hawaii Review, TransPacific, and most recently A River and Sound Review, The Whirlwind Review, 5x5, Assisi, In Our Own Voice, Divide: Journal of Literature, Arts and Ideas, Poems Across the Big Sky, Moonrabbit Review, and The Other Side. As co-owner of Rice Universe Publishing, I have published as e-books Under the Hala Tree, Twice Told Polynesian Myths and Legends, Valley of Blue Hope, poems about living in the Helena valley of Montana, Yoga and Other Poems, and Keeping Shop and Other Early Poems. .