Gary Lemons studied for two years at the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop at the University of Iowa with Marvin Bell, Donald Justice, and Norman Dubie. He received the gift of time spent with John Berryman. He studied the craft of poetry, then went out to learn the lessons of poetry. He is the author several books of poetry, among them the Snake Quartet series, and most recently, the poetry coloring book Dia de los Muertos. Currently he and his wife, the artist Nöle Giulini, teach yoga from their studio, Tenderpaws in Port Townsend, WA.