CLYDE KESSLER, poet and naturalist, lives in Radford, VA with his wife, Kendall, and their son, Alan. They have an art studio in their home called “Towhee Hill.” Clyde is a founding member of the Blue Ridge Discovery Center, an environmental education organization with programs in western North Carolina and Virginia. He works at University Libraries at Virginia Tech and is also regional editor for Virginia Birds, a journal of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. His poems have been published in many magazines--Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, Still: The Journal, Contemporary Haibun, and Virginia Literary Journal--to name a few.
Fiddling at Midnight's Farmhouse (Cedar Creek Publishing, 2017) is Clyde's newest collection of poetry.