N. Colwell Snell graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. He was named the 2007 Utah State Poetry Society Poet of the Year. His manuscript, Hand Me MyShadow won the 2007 Pearle M. Olsen Book Award, the 2007 City Weekly Artys for Best Poetry Collection, and runner-up in the 2007 Utah Center for the Book award. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, and his poetry won 1st Runner-up in the 2006 William Faulkner-William Wisdom poetry competition. His poetry has been published in Bay Area Poets’ Coalition, California Quarterly, Comstock Review, Weber the Contemporary West, and elsewhere. He lives in Salt Lake City.