After attending Middlebury College, Rolly Kent received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. For nearly two decades he taught poetry around the Southwest and in many tribal communities. He ran one of the first public library-based community writers projects, bringing poets and writers to prisons, nursing homes, women’s shelters and branch libraries in Tucson. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Nation and Poetry. He is the author of three books of poetry, "The Wreck in Post Office Canyon," "Spriit, Hurry" and "Phone Ringing in a Dark House." He lives in Los Angeles.