Simmons B. Buntin

Rookie (1969 / Miami, FL)

Biography of Simmons B. Buntin

Simmons B. Buntin is the founding editor of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, an award-winning international journal at His own terrain has varied from the rolling hardwood hills of Maryland to the flagstone trails of the Colorado Front Range, the scrub oak hammocks of Central Florida to the thorny scarps fo the Sonoran desert, where he lives today in Tucson, Arizona. His passions include sustainable urban design, photography, hiking, and his wife and two daughters. His poetry has appeared in numerous North American journals and anthologies, and he is a recipient of the Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry.

Simmons B. Buntin's Works:

Riverfall (Salmon Publishing,2005) Updates

Indigo Bunting

This is music, he said,
and his voice climbed
the thin ladder of air

like a cat chases moths,
tumbled like
the river desperate

in flood—his chest filling

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