J Diego Frey was born in Denver, Colorado; experienced his moral conflation in the Berkeley and San Francisco of the early nineties; and now, against all odds, lives in Denver, Colorado. He can speak to cats and squirrels in their own language, but needs a phrasebook when talking to dogs or people from Europe. He has been writing poetry since the age of four with only marginal improvement over the years. Most good thoughts about writing occur to him in the morning, often when he's naked and can't write them down. He is the author of Umbrellas or Else: Poems and The Year the Eggs Cracked: Poems.