The first we would like to highlight is Lance Newman:
Lance Newman is Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Environmental Literature, Early American Literature, and Creative Writing. He has also worked as a river guide since 1991, leading rafting trips in Southeastern Utah and in Grand Canyon. He is the author of The Grand Canyon Reader (University of California Press, 2011) and Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (Palgrave, 2005). His poems have appeared in 1913, Dusie, Fringe, New CollAge, nthposition, otoliths, Pemmican, Zyzzyva, and many other print and web magazines. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Come Kanab (Dusi-e/chaps Kollectiv, 2007) and 3by3by3 (Beard of Bees, 2010), both available free on the web.
Lance's presentation at the upcoming conference is titled: Getting in to Grand Canyon through Stories