Joseph Stroud is the author of four books of poetry, and his poems have been widely anthologized as well as featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. Stroud lives in Santa Cruz, California, and at Shay Creek in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
"A book by Joseph Stroud is a rare and exciting event. . . . Stroud's poetry forms a union between revelation and the places of the world we allow the poet to inhabit."--The Bloomsbury Review "Stroud's omnivorous intellect coupled with his acute sensory awareness yields some truly striking poetry.., it seems he has, once again, hit the mother lode."--Kansas City Star