Ralph Salisbury, Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, is the author of two books of short fiction and seven books of poetry, the most recent of which, Rainbows of Stone (University of Arizona Press), was chosen by Maxine Kumin as a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards. Other poetry titles include A White Rainbow, Poems of a Cherokee Heritage; Going to the Water; Spirit Beast Chant; Pointing at the Rainbow; Ghost Grapefruit and Other Poems; and Poesie Da Un Retaggio Cherokee (Multimedia Edizioni, Salerno, Italy). His short fiction titles include One Indian and Two Chiefs (Navajo C. College Press) and The Last Rattlesnake Throw (University of Oklahoma Press). Salisbury is the recent recipient of the Oregon Book Awards' 2015 C.E.S. Wood Retrospective Award, celebrating a distinguished career in Oregon letters.