Eleanor Swanson is a widely published poet and fiction writer. Awards include an NEA Fellowship and a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship. Her first poetry collection, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and her second collection of poetry, Trembling in the Bones—about the Colorado Coal strike of 1913 and the 1914 Ludlow Massacre—was reissued in 2013 ( 3: A Taos Press). Her third poetry collection is Memory’s Rooms (Conundrum Press). She is also a fiction writer who has published a novel and two collections of short stories. Her second collection, Exiles and Expatriates, won the 2014 Press Americana Prize. She regularly reads from her work in the Denver Metro area and she is Core Faculty member in the Regis University Mile High MFA Program, where, during the residency period, she teaches fiction and poetry workshops and craft seminars.