David Elkins is a poet and short story writer. His poems have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Page, Panorama, and Now and Our Times. He won the International CKG Award for Poetry in 1992, and his work has twice been selected for Silver Awards. His work includes Relative Exposures: Felling the Family Tree (1998) and A Bulldog’s Guide to Small Engine Repair (2002) which he published under the pseudonym Portlin Cochise. He was a finalist for the A. M. Klein Award and was featured artist at the Ottawa Writer’s Festival in September 2002. Elkins divides his time between Montreal, QC, Sedona, AZ; Taos, NM; and Alburg Springs, VT.