John Calderazzo

John Calderazzo’s poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in Audubon, Brevity, Georgia Review, High Country News, Orion, and elsewhere. His poetry collection, The Exact Weight of the Soul, was published by Red Mountain Press in 2020. Among his four nonfiction books is Rising Fire: Volcanoes & Our Inner Lives, about volcanoes and human culture. He’s won a Colorado Arts Council Fellowship and his work has appeared in many anthologies, including Best American Nature Writing, Best Travel Adventure Stories, Copper Canyon Press’s 2019 Here: Poems for the Planet, and Reading Colorado: A Literary Road Guide. English Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, he’s won a Best CSU Teacher award and founded the Creative Nonfiction concentration of the MFA writing program. He co-founded the multi-disciplinary discussion series Changing Climates at CSU. He occasionally teaches scientists to use storytelling skills to communicate with the public.