CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of eight books of poetry and essays; the latest, ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), is the winner of the 2015 Believer Book Award. He is a 2015 Headlands Art Fellow, and has also received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, RADAR, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Visit him online at