George Colburn, a life-long St. Paulite, graduated from Hamline and Indiana Universities. His first book, Payday – Poetry, Prose, and Possibilities, came out in 1973; his two most recent, A Punctuated Echo (2018) and Milking the Dragon (2019), are available on Amazon Books. He has performed extensively across the Twin Cities and currently manages Birds Nest Poetry Open Mic Series. His work has appeared in anthologies: Dasein, Admit One, Demilitarized Zones – Veterans After Vietnam, A Coloring Book of Poetry for Adults, and others; his poem, “Peace With Honor (Cam Ranh Bay, Christmas, 1971)” is collected online in Minnesota Remembers Vietnam – The Story Wall and he was a 2019 winner of the Minnesota Humanities Commission Veterans Voices Award. George’s work is strongly influenced by interpreting between his deaf parents and the larger world, and by the deaf community itself.