Robert Matte Jr. taught writing and literature for many years at Pima College and the University of Arizona. He has lived in various parts of the U.S. as well as in France, Turkey and England.  Among other pursuits he has been a hippie poet, an Army officer, a ventriloquist and a college teacher.  Mr. Matte is the author of several chapbooks and full length collections of poetry including Star Kissing, Eating the English Army, Asylum Picnic, Fort Apache, and Digging for Bones. He is working on his memoirs, Drugstore Cowboy - A Seat at the Counter. A new collection of prose poems, Coyote Moon Trailer Haven, was published in 2019. Mr. Matte and his wife live next to a critter filled arroyo in Tucson, Arizona and are constantly filled with awe and wonder.