The Telluride Institute has invited me to read as a Visiting Poet in its Bardic Trails Tour March 1, 2, and 3, 2016. This collaboration among the Talking Gourds program in Telluride, the Montrose Regional Library, and the Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruta (near Grand Junction, Colorado), invites a local poet and a visiting poet to conduct the three-city reading tour. Montrose poet Jean Bower was named as the local poet for this tour. Previous poets in the series include Jared Smith, Samantha Tisdel Wright, and Judyth Hill. I am honored to be included in this project that has come to be through the efforts and generosity of Art Goodtimes, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Danny Rosen, Meg Nagel, Kyle Harvey, Audrey Marnoy, Peter Waldor, Elaine Fischer, Sean Murphy, and the Montrose Friends of the Library. I look forward to reading with Jean Bower and hope the weather gods of the Western slope of the Colorado Rockies provide us a window between blizzards for safe travel for us and our audience.