Travis Cebula currently resides in Colorado with his wife and trusty dogs. He earned an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School in 2009, the same year he founded Shadow Mountain Press, a small press specializing in the creation of hand-made chapbooks of poetry. In addition to his editing and publishing duties he dabbles in photography, is a freelance graphic designer, teaches creative writing at various local venues, and is a member of the permanent faculty at the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, France.
His poems, essays, stories, and photographs have appeared internationally in various print and on-line journals, including Third Coast, New American Writing, Aufgabe, Versal, Tarpaulin Sky, Fact-Simile, and Eleven Eleven, just to name a few. He is the author of six chapbooks, including Some Exits, Some Colors Will Touch Regardless, and, most recently, Blossoms from Nothing from E-Ratio Editions. He has written four full-length collections of poetry: Under the Sky They Lit Cities, Ithaca, One Year in a Paper Cinema, and After the Fox, which is a collaboration with Sarah Suzor and his most recent collection. It is available now from Black Lawrence Press. In 2011 Western Michigan University, in association with Charles University in Prague, awarded him the Pavel Srut Fellowship for poetry.