Bernard Quetchenbach is from Rochester, New York, on Lake Ontario, and lives in Billings, Montana, where he teaches in the English Department at Montana State University-Billings. He is the author of Back from the Far Field: American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century (University Press of Virginia) and The Hermit’s Act, a poetry chapbook (Finishing Line Press). His poems, essays, and articles have appeared in publications including Ascent, Sycamore Review, Rosebud, New Laurel Review, and Pleiades.
Bernard Quetchenbach’s “The Hermit’s Family,” “The Hermit’s Companion,” “The Hermit’s Bath,” “The Hermit’s Friend,” “The Hermit and the Arrowhead,” and “Who Was the Hermit?” appear in Caketrain Issue 04.
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