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Chris Cokinos is the winner of a Whiting Award. His books, Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds and The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars, are available from Tarcher/Penguin. He has won grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society and the Utah Arts Council. He also has won the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award and the Glasgow Prize. His essays, poems and reviews have appeared in such venues as Orion, the Los Angeles Times, Poetry and Science. He lives in Logan, Utah, and teaches at Utah State University.