Gene Twaronite is a Tucson poet and the author of seven books, including two juvenile fantasy novels as well as collections of short stories, essays and poems. His first book of poetry "Trash Picker on Mars" was published in 2016 by Kelsay Books and was the winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Arizona poetry. His second book of poems "The Museum of Unwearable Shoes" was published in August 2018. A strong element of the absurd runs through much of his writing. Follow more of his writing at www.thetwaronitezone.com.