Some of Kevin Patrick McCarthy’s early poems were well-received many years ago, but he didn’t return to poetry until after the death of a friend in 2011. Since then, his poems have appeared in Common Ground Review, Written River, Steam Ticket, vox poetica, and other publications. He is also a dramatist, essayist, geologist, and fourth-generation Coloradan. locuto.com. He was commended in The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition in 2014.