Christopher Cokinos is the author of three nonfiction books: Hope is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds (Tarcher/Penguin, 2000), The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars (Tarcher/Penguin, 2009) and, most recently, Bodies, of the Holocene from Truman (2013). His poetry chapbook Held as Earth is out from Finishing Line (2014). He has new poems in, december, Berkeley Poetry Review, Western Humanities Review and New Delta Review, along with nonfiction and criticism in the Los Angeles Times, Orion and Extrapolation. He directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona, where he is also a 2014-2015 Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellow.