Writers and Staff 2019
Chris Dempsey, from Middleton, Idaho, is the author of Winter Horses, a chapbook of poetry. He has been the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. His poems and essays have appeared in English Journal, Inland, Talking River Review, Willow Springs, High Desert Journal, Idaho Arts Quarterly, Boise Magazine, Voices West, and other publications. He earned his master’s degree in Education from Boise State University. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been Idaho Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Teacher of the Year. For thirty years, Chris has taught high school English; he presently teaches and coaches at Eagle High School. Chris lives with his wife, Cindy, on eight acres where they have planted nearly a hundred trees, shrubs, and perennials to attract birds and other wildlife. In his free time, he can be found in the remote corners of Idaho and Oregon pursuing the wily chukar partridge with his two wirehaired pointers.