Lew Forester was born in San Antonio, Texas and has lived near Denver, Colorado since age 14. He’s a retired social worker, where his writing skills were mostly used for writing grants and an “Ask Lew” column that appeared in a local paper. In 2012 he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which forced an early retirement in 2013. Now seven years in remission, he devotes more time and energy to writing and sending out his poetry. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines across the country, including: Atlanta Review, Main Street Rag, New Madrid, Slipstream, Plainsongs, Pinyon, and others. He won the 2018 Malovrh-Fenlon Prize from Orchard Street. Lew and his wife have lived in the same house in Arvada, Colorado since 1987. In addition to spending time with family and two young grandsons, he enjoys hiking, fishing, travel, and volunteer work. Dialogues With Light, 2020.