Reed Bye’s most recent publications are Fire for Thought and What’s This, Catching On, an album of original songs, Broke Even, and Join the Planets: New and Selected Poems. He has recently retired after many years on the core faculty of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where he taught poetry writing workshops and courses in classic and contemporary literary studies and contemplative poetics. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies including Nice to See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan, Sleeping on the Wing, and Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action. He is writing a prosodic study of the poetry of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams. He has practiced Shambhala Buddhist meditation for many years.