Laird Christensen was born and raised in western Oregon, where conflict between environmentalists and the timber industry has simmered for decades, and grew up questioning the proper role of humans in ecological communities. He currently teaches writing and literature as Assistant Professor of English at Green Mountain College, an environmental liberal arts college in Poultney, Vermont. His poems and essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including Northwest Review, Wild Earth, and Talking Leaves.
- The Give and Take of Wildcrafting (Vol. 11 Pg. 4)