Leath Tonino has been a full-time freelance writer since 2011. His work has appeared in the Sun, the Progressive, Tricycle, Outside, Orion, Men’s Journal, Sierra, the Utne Reader, and other publications. He is the recipient of a Colorado College Award in Literature, a Bread Loaf scholarship, an Awesome Foundation grant, and two gold medals from the International Regional Magazine Association. He is a poetry editor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project and has worked as a wildlife biologist in Arizona, a blueberry farmer in New Jersey, and a snow shoveler in Antarctica. He lives in northern Vermont.