Adrian Kien grew up in Elko, NV and Missoula, MT. He received his MFA from Boise State University. He is the author of The Caress is a Letter of Instruction (Slope 2012) and several chapbooks and collaborations with his wife, the painter, Kelly Packer. He has taught many classes at the Cabin and in the Writers in the Schools Program and at Boise State University. He currently lives and writes in Butte, MT.