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Star Coulbrooke co-authored a 2003 chapbook, Logan Canyon Blend (Blue Scarab Press), with her mentor, the late Kenneth W. Brewer, former poet laureate of Utah. Her 2008 manuscript, River Once Removed, received finalist designations in the May Swenson Contest (Utah State University Press) and the Philip Levine Contest (UC Irvine), and won second place in the Utah Arts Council Original Writing Contest. She has published in journals and anthologies such as Ellipsis, Hunger Magazine, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, and A Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. A poem, “How I Stopped Selling Life Insurance,” was named Editor’s Choice in the anthology, New Poets of the American West. Star directs the Utah State University Writing Center and is responsible for Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series. She lives in Smithfield, Utah, with her partner, Mitch, and their three labby-heelerish dogs.