Joseph Bruchac

is a writer and traditional storyteller from the Adirondack Region of northern New York where he lives in the house he was raised in by his grandparents.  Author of over 130 books in several genres for young readers and adults, his experiences include running a college program in a maximum security prison and teaching in West Africa.  His newest book of poetry Four Directions, New and Recollected Poems will appear this fall from Mongrel Empire Press.