Adrian Kien grew up in Elko, Nevada and Missoula, Montana. He received he's MFA at Boise State University. His most recent publication, Look Up, is a collaboration with the artist Kelly Packer. He is also the author of the chapbooks The Caress Is a Letter of Instruction (Strange Machine 2011), Anatomy Lesson, Translations of Christian Prigent (Free Poetry, 2010) and Who is There (Blazevox, 2008). When not teaching or writing, he enjoys exploring the Idaho back country looking for deer and cow bones for his wife to paint.