Drum Hadley has lived and worked for forty years along the Mexico-New Mexico-Arizona border, first as a cowboy, then as a rancher. He is the author of three previous books of poetry. He founded the Animas Foundation, which supports sustainable agriculture in harmony with the environment. He is also a founding member of the Malpai Borderlands Group, a community-based ecosystem management project. Hadley lives in the Arizona-New Mexico borderlands. Gary Snyder has published eighteen books in more than twenty different languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1969-70 and the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He is a professor of English at UC Davis, California. Andrew Rush is a printmaker and also works in watercolor and clay. He has illustrated many books, including Voice Crying in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey and The Rule of Two: Observations on Close Relationships by Ann Woodin. He has previously collaborated with Hadley on a series of broadsides. Rush lives in Oracle, Arizona.