Sydney Lea is Poet Laureate of Vermont. His most recent collection of poems is Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems, from publishers Wipf and Stock. His 2011 collection is Young of the Year . Later this year, the University of Michigan Press will issue A Hundred Himalayas, a sampling from his critical work over four decades. A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters and Wildlife, a third volume of outdoor essays, will be published in early 2013, as well as his eleventh poetry collection, I Was Thinking of Beauty. He has taught at several colleges, in Europe and the United States, including Yale, Wesleyan, and Dartmouth. He lives in Newbury, Vermont.