C.M. Rivers grew up in sopping wet, glowing green northwest Oregon. He is a student of practices: writing, cooking, and yoga. Inspired by the confluence of surprising revelation with the seemingly mundane, his poetry has appeared in various literary magazines and online journals, and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. He is surrounded by stacks of manuscripts – poetry, fiction, children’s stories and essays – none of which have been attended to properly, and all of which threaten to topple over at any moment, leading to sudden death by paper and ink.