Kirk Westphal’s poetry reflects his life’s work and his reverence for waters and the forests that protect them. He is an environmental consultant who advises government agencies around the world on water management, and who is also currently building a timber frame cabin on a remote trout stream in the hills of Western Massachusetts.
He has won national awards for professional journal articles on water management and is working on another book on the restoration of a small patch of forest. He is a frequent contributor to Dunes Review, and his poems have also appeared in The Road Not Taken and Albatross. He was a winner of the Plein Air Poetry Contest sponsored by the Fruitlands Museum in Massachusetts in 2012 and has read a comic poem about his boyhood idols, the Chicago Cubs, on National Public Radio. His first book, No Ordinary Game, a celebration of great moments in sports that happen to everyday people, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in June of 2015. He lives between an orchard and a lake in Stow, Massachusetts.
Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (June 11, 2018)